Terrifying moment teens as young as 13 armed with GUNS and knives are caught on CCTV allegedly attempting breaking into family homes in the night
- Three teenagers have been arrested after alleged crime spree in West Hoxton
- Police allege four boys tried to break into homes in the area on Wednesday
- Group allegedly broke into one home and took off with an Audi Q7
- Police allege the group was armed with a knife, a gun and a machete
Three teenagers have been charged after they were busted allegedly trying to break into several family homes, armed with a knife, a machete and a gun.
Four boys, three who are aged 13, 14, and 17, were caught on CCTV allegedly lingering around homes in West Hoxton, in Sydney‘s west, between 3am and 5am on Wednesday.
Young children were fast asleep in some of the homes while the teens allegedly tried to find a way to break in.
They were then seen peering through windows and shining a torch into rooms.
Police allege the group managed to break into one home on Montefiore Avenue before they took off with an Audi Q7.
A 22-year-old woman on her way to the gym was then allegedly confronted by two people who threatened her with a knife and a gun, before stealing her Volkswagen Golf.
Three teenagers have been charged after they were allegedly busted trying to break into several family homes, armed with a knife, a machete and a gun in Sydney’s west
While the woman wasn’t injured police are yet to track down her stolen car.
Police spotted the stolen Audi Q7 at about 8am on Wednesday and launched a pursuit.
The driver allegedly reversed into the police car leaving a sergeant with minor injuries.
Police later found the Audi abandoned, with the car keys tossed into a creek in Chisholm Park, and the three boys were arrested.
They’ve been charged with a string of offences including aggravated break and enter, and robbery in company while armed with a dangerous weapon.
Four boys were allegedly captured in terrifying CCTV lingering around homes in West Hoxton, in Sydney’s west between 3am and 5am on Wednesday
One West Hoxton resident, Emrah, whose home the teens had allegedly tried to break into, said his two daughters, aged three and seven, were asleep at the time.
‘They went all around my backyard and they tried to open all the doors, luckily everything was locked,’ Emrah told Nine News.
‘After I checked the footage I showed it to my wife and she actually panicked. She was very frightened and then we called the police.’
Other neighbours said they saw the teens allegedly driving up and down the street in the stolen Audi, and thought they were trying to steal Christmas decorations.
Detective chief inspector Paul Dunstan suggested the alleged intruders could have been following a dangerous new social media trend.
Three teens were arrested and charged, while police are hunting for others they believe were involved in the alleged crime spree
‘There’s also the connection with social media where they are recording themselves committing these offences and joy riding in these high-performance cars and sharing it on platforms like TikTok to flex amongst their friends,’ he alleged.
All three teenagers have been refused bail to face Campbelltown Children’s Court on Thursday.
Police are looking for two other teens they allege were involved in the early morning crime spree.