A gun, a machete and a stolen Audi: Inside the alleged late-night crime spree of three teenagers accused of holding a firearm to a young woman’s head and terrorising a dozen suburban homes
- Teenagers targeted at least a dozen homes in Sydney’s southwest on Wednesday
- Youths alleged to have held gun to the head of woman trying to drive to the gym
- Teens allegedly stole her VW Golf after attempting to break-in to homes in area
- Three teenagers aged 13, 14 and 17 have been arrested over alleged crime spree
The youths aged 13, 14 and 17, have been accused of holding a gun to a young woman’s head as she tried to leave her home in Hoxton Park at about 5:30am on Wednesday.
The woman, 22, fled her VW Golf after the teens allegedly pointed the firearm at the window and threatened her as she tried to reverse.
Police allege the teens took off with the vehicle, which is yet to be recovered.
The incident followed a string of attempted break-ins with chilling CCTV footage showing a group of males trying to access a family home while armed with a gun.
Three teenagers have been arrested after allegedly embarking on a crime spree in Sydney’s southwest. Pictured: hilling CCTV footage shows a group of males trying to access a family home while armed with a gun
Resident Emrah said a number of youths went down the side of his Denham Court home to the backyard to find a way in, but that luckily all the doors were locked.
‘After I checked the footage I showed it to my wife and she actually panicked. She was very frightened and we called the police,’ the father-of-two told 9News.
The group is accused of trying to break-in to at least a dozen homes just hours after they allegedly stole an Audi Q7 from a home in West Hoxton.
The luxury car was dumped at St John’s Park at about 8:30am after police pursued the alleged offenders with the help of PolAir and the dog squad.
Homeowner Emrah (pictured) said a groups of teens went down the side of his house to the backyard to find an entry point but that luckily all the doors had been locked
‘It will be further alleged that at the intersection of North Liverpool Road and Meadows Road, Heckenberg, the Audi reversed into the front of a fully marked police vehicle causing minor injuries to a male sergeant,’ police said.
Three teenagers were arrested at Chisholm Park and taken to Liverpool Police Station where they are assisting police with inquiries.
Officers discovered the keys to the stolen Audi Q7 in a shallow creek near where the accused teens were intercepted by police, however the VW Golf is yet to be recovered.
Police are still on the lookout for two more suspects they believe were involved in the alleged carjacking at Hoxton Park early on Wednesday morning.
‘After I checked the footage I showed it to my wife and she actually panicked. She was very frightened and we called the police,’ Emrah, a father-of-two, said of the attempted break-in
Authorities hold concerns the alleged crime spree is part of a growing trend where youths target luxury vehicles to steal and take for joyrides.
They believe offenders record footage of alleged sprees ‘flex’ on social media.
Police have asked that anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers.