Gang thwarted in Officer

Police arrest one of the alleged perpetrators in Officer.

By Rowan Forster

Police have thwarted a crime spree allegedly orchestrated by a gang of African youths across Melbourne’s south-east with a series of dramatic arrests in Officer this afternoon.

Five teenagers, aged 17 to 18, were taken into custody at about 4.20pm after robberies in Hampton Park and Dandenong, and a burglary in Officer.

According to police, all of the perpetrators have now been accounted for.

More to come.

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