FIVE teenagers have been arrested after a stolen vehicle crashed outside a Frankston shopping centre on Wednesday afternoon (5 April).
Police received information that a stolen vehicle had been sighted at the shopping centre on Cranbourne-Frankston Road about 4.50pm.
Officers attended the centre and were directed by members of the public who had seen the vehicle heading west on Frankston-Dandenong Road.
The officers saw a trail of smoke and dark rubber marks on the road, leading to a Mercedes that had been flipped onto its roof.
The Mercedes had been stolen from the Balwyn North area on 1 April.
Witnesses reporting seeing a group of youths running from the crash scene towards Deane Street.
With the assistance of the Dog Squad, five youths were arrested nearby a short time later.
A 14-year-old Ararat boy and 15-year-old Hallam boy have subsequently been charged with aggravated burglary and theft of motor vehicle.
They will face a childrens court at a later date.
A 12-year-old Dandenong boy and 14-year-old Highett boy have been released and are expected to be charge on summons while a 15-year-old Dandenong boy remains in hospital under police guard.