A gang suspected of carrying out a series of house invasions and carjackings on Sunday and Monday morning has continued its alleged crime prevention.
The police arrested a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday after a BMW that was supposedly stolen in the early morning hours was found in a parking garage.
The group, described by the police from the African appearance, is said to have moved in at 4 o'clock in the morning on Avoca Avenue in Mernda, in the north east of Melbourne.
Once inside, the group – reportedly armed with & # 39; sharp weapons & # 39; and metal posts – allegedly property and the white BMW SUV from the homeowner.
A group of men, described by the police as being of African descent, are said to have broken into a house (photo) on Tuesday at 4 o'clock in the morning on Avoca Avenue in Mernda, Northeast Melbourne.
A 41-year-old man was reportedly exposed to his face with minor injuries, while a 40-year-old woman and two children were unharmed.
After the raid, the allegedly stolen BMW was seen alongside a Mercedes, allegedly stolen from Derrimut early Monday, in the direction of Geelong.
The police saw the BMW in Geelong West just before 5 am and chased the car, but had to stop due to the speed with which the car was driving.
The Mercedes was found abandoned on Lunan Avenue in Drumcondra.
It is believed that the men are also involved in two alleged attacks on Sunday evening and one in the early hours of Monday morning.
Four men reportedly broke into a house in Bentleigh East, Melbourne, at 8.40 p.m. on Sunday.
One of the men was allegedly armed with a knife and threatened the owners, a 39-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both of whom were allegedly mistreated and left with minor injuries.
The men then allegedly fled with jewelry, computers and handbags and also took the black BMW of the victims.
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The gang would have crashed the car on the Westgate Freeway by pushing it into a crash barrier.
When another car slowed down to help, one of the gangs reportedly got out and tried to open the door of the other vehicle.
The 45-year-old man and his female passenger, 39, managed to drive away unscathed and the BMW was dumped in the neighborhood.
The police were then called to a house in Port Melbourne just after 9 p.m. after reports of an aggravated carjacking.
It is clear that a woman was about to put her child in the car when she was reportedly approached by three men. One would have pulled a knife and demanded her vehicle.
The alleged victim, a 42-year-old Box Hill North woman, called for help and was assisted by a relative, a 40-year-old man from Box Hill North.
It is believed that the men are also involved in two alleged attacks on Sunday evening and one in the early hours of Monday morning
The police later responded at 12.10am to an alleged aggravated burglary in Derrimut. On this occasion, four masked men with knives at Ivy Close broke in and were confronted with the occupants.
He was also reportedly threatened by the gang, who left in their vehicle, described as a black 2012 Hyundai i30.
The alleged victims were not injured.
The police later responded at 12.10am to an alleged aggravated burglary in Derrimut.
On this occasion, four masked men with knives at Ivy Close broke in and were confronted with the residents.
A 65-year-old man is said to have been mistreated and sustained a minor injury during the incident. He didn't need hospital treatment.
A 58-year-old woman, 91-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, who were also at home, were not injured.
Once within the group – armed with & # 39; sharp weapons & # 39; and metal poles – stole various items and the white BMW SUV from the owner. Pictured: Mernda at home
& # 39; (Australia) was a very beautiful country. Now – no, & one of the women said Seven news.
& # 39; I was awakened by four masked men standing above the bed, knife down the throat. They come to my bedroom and put the knife on my neck, and I screamed to tell them, "Please leave, let us, we have nothing to give you." "
The gang has reportedly stolen two cars, a gray Mercedes sedan from 2010 and a black 2015 Honda HR-V registration 1EY3DI.
The Hyundai of Port Melbourne was dumped nearby.
Police are looking for the black 2015 Honda HR-V stolen on Sunday evening and the other men are supposed to have been involved.
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