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Teenagers arrested following vehicle thefts

By Shepparton News

An investigation into a series of alleged burglaries and thefts across North Shepparton has led to three arrests.

The incidents, which included burglaries and a number of thefts of and from motor vehicles, allegedly took place between September 19 and October 6.

Shepparton Volume Crime officers last night arrested three teenagers.

Two 15-year-old boys from Shepparton were charged with aggravated burglary, burglary, theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, theft, committing an indictable offence while on bail and traffic-related offences.

They have been remanded to appear at a children’s court.

A 15-year-old Shepparton girl has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, theft and committing an  indictable offence while on bail.

She was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Shepparton Volume Crime First Constable Matthew Clowes said it was a timely reminder for the community to secure their vehicles.

“Often, although not always, thefts of and from motor vehicles are opportunistic,” he said.

“We encourage everyone to take the time to ensure their vehicles are locked and any valuables taken out of the car or removed from sight.”

Police expect to make further arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au