Youths charged after car theft in Keilor East


Police charged two youths after an extended follow through Melbourne’s northern suburbs last week.

Police Air Wing spotted an allegedly stolen black Holden Cruze wagon driving erratically on High Street, Lalor just before midnight on Monday.

The air wing maintained an aerial platform with the Holden allegedly clocking speeds up to 180 kilometres an hour.

Police followed from a distance and stop sticks were deployed on the Western Ring Road about 1.40am on Tuesday.

The wagon exited onto Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East and came to a stop.

The driver and passenger surrendered to police and were arrested at the scene.

A Lalor boy, 17, and a 16-year-old Mernda boy were charged with several offences including theft of a motor vehicle.

The 17-year-old will also face court on multiple driving offences.

Both will appear at a children’s court at a later date.