Seventeen charges for man and teen

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A 25-YEAR-old Chelsea Heights man and a 17-year-old Frankston teenager have been hit with a string of charges, including aggravated burglary, theft of firearms and theft of a motor vehicle.

The two were hit with 17 charges each after being arrested at around 5am, 6 June.

Police said they spotted the pair driving in an allegedly stolen car in Langwarrin at around 3.30am, 6 June.

The offenders allegedly dumped the car in Church Street Richmond, and fled towards the Yarra River.

With the assistance of the dog squad, police found the pair at around 5am. They allegedly found two bags containing firearms.

Police allege that the firearms were stolen in an aggravated burglary in Donvale, overnight on 3 July. They allege the car was stolen in an aggravated burglary in Hawthorn East on 4 July.

No injuries were recorded during any of the alleged incidents. The 25-year-old man faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 6 July.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 10 July 2019

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