Five teenagers face 118 charges during violent rampage across Greater Perth

The West Australian
The teens have been charged with 118 offences.
Camera IconThe teens have been charged with 118 offences. Credit: Lincoln Baker/WA News

A woman has been thrown from the bonnet of a car trying to stop five teenagers amid a violent rampage across numerous suburbs in Greater Perth earlier this week.

On Wednesday evening police said five teenagers — three boys and two girls — stole a silver Subaru from Bayswater and a white Kia from Mullaloo, using the Subaru to commit 118 crimes across Aubin Grove, Bayswater, Ellenbrook, Hamilton Hill, High Wycombe, Innaloo, Kalamunda, Midland, Mullaloo, Rivervale, West Swan and Yokine.

About 6.30am the next morning, two of the group allegedly approached a woman in her 20s who was unlocking a business on Rowe Avenue in Rivervale when they violently ripped her bag from her, causing her to fall to the ground.

Police said the two teens tried to drive away in the Subaru when the woman jumped onto the bonnet holding onto a windscreen wiper in an attempt to stop them fleeing.

The woman was thrown from the car and had to be taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

About 8am on Thursday police spotted the Subaru in Maddington which then crashed into another car on Albany Highway in Gosnells.

No-one was injured in the crash. The three teens fled and were apprehended as short time later.

The remaining two were found in Cannington later that morning.

A Rockingham boy, 16, a Kelmscott boy, 13, and a Medina boy, 15 are due to appear in Perth Children’s Court today on 114 charges.

Two Morley girls aged 16 and 15 will appear in Perth Children’s Court on July 20 on fourcharges.

The charges come as part of a police crackdown on high-harm offenders responsible for multiple cross-district offences, including aggravated robbery, burglary, stealing, vehicle theft and driving offences.

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