A FRANKSTON North resident hearing noises outside about midnight saw three or four youths standing at the backdoor of a neighbour’s house in Lacenet Av, Sunday 19 June.
The man called police who found the flywire cut out of a door and lying on the ground. The Dog Squad arrived and chased the youths over back fences of surrounding properties.
Three youths aged 14, 16 and 13 were found hiding in a house and taken back to Frankston police station. Reports then came in of three other houses broken into in Caley St, Honeysuckle St, and Excelsior Drive.
The youths were charged with aggravated burglaries and theft. A fourth youth, 17, was arrested later and also charged with aggravated burglary.
Detective Senior Constable Stephanie Groom, of Frankston CIU, said the 13-year-old was released on bail at Melbourne Children’s Court, Thursday, and his case relisted at Frankston Children’s Court, 12 July.
The 17-year-old’s bail application was heard, Friday, at Melbourne Children’s Court, but it was relisted to Frankston Children’s Court at a later date, and the 14-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Frankston Children’s Court, 28 June.
Detective Groom said inquiries were ongoing into the 16-year-old’s involvement.