Three men have been arrested over a series of alleged burglaries and carjackings in Melbourne that lasted several nights and days.
18-year-old Ali Sari from Shepparton was picked up by the Kingsbury authorities in the northeast suburb on Wednesday evening.
A 16-year-old boy from Broadmeadows and the 20-year-old Beveridge man were also arrested.
The trio remain in custody and assist the police with inquiries while officers continue to search for Alier Nyoc and Yohana Akot, 17, who, according to police, are driving a stolen black Honda HRV station wagon with registration 1EY3DI.
The series of arrests comes after a 17-year-old was picked up by the police on Tuesday.
The police claim that a group of armed men has terrorized the city and committed a number of house invasions and car thefts from Sunday to Tuesday.
The group would have threatened the life of a family and stole a car from a mother when she was about to put her child in the vehicle.
Ali Sari (left) was arrested on Wednesday while Yohana Akot (right) was still free
Alier Nyoc, 17 (photo), remains on a large scale after a crime that upset Melbourne earlier in the week
Around 8.40 p.m. on Sunday a group of men broke into a house in Bentleigh East.
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.
The group would have crashed the car on the Westgate Freeway by pushing it into a crash barrier.
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 a number of 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.
He was also reportedly threatened by the group, which took off 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 a group of masked men who were armed with knives at Ivy Close broke into a house and were confronted with the residents.
The group, described by the police from the African appearance, is said to have broken into his house at 4 o'clock in the morning on Avoca Avenue in Mernda (north east Melbourne).
Once inside, the group stole – allegedly armed with & # 39; sharp weapons & # 39; and metal posts – allegedly property and the white BMW SUV from the homeowner
The police claim that a group of armed men has terrorized the city and committed a number of house invasions and car thefts from Sunday to Tuesday
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.
The group is said to have stolen two cars, a gray 2010 Mercedes sedan and a black 2015 Honda HR-V registration 1EY3DI.
The Hyundai of Port Melbourne was dumped nearby.
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.
He was charged with one count of aggravated burglary, three counts of house invasion, five counts of motor vehicle theft and three counts of theft.
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.
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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.
Commander Stuart Bateson, head of Taska's African government task force, said that a number of people involved in the crime had been previously detained.
& # 39; Until we detain them, they are definitely a threat & # 39 ;, he told 3AW.
& # 39; They have not shown any signs of delay … the range of crimes is terrible for the victims involved. & # 39;
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