Two teenagers charged with several offences by Operation TORIC

Charged with multiple offences

Two youths will face the ACT Children’s Court today charged with various offences following an investigation by officers from ACT Policing’s Operation TORIC. 

On Tuesday, 16 January 2024, police allege a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy entered a residence in Kambah, producing knives and threatening the homeowner. 

Police will also allege the two boys stole an undisclosed amount of drugs, a sum of money, and other items belonging to the homeowner.  

Later that same day, the 17-year-old boy allegedly made threats to another person over the phone in relation to the earlier home invasion. 

About 1pm yesterday (Thursday, 18 January 2024) police arrested the two boys at a residence in Chisholm.  

The 17-year-old boy has been charged with joint commission aggravated robbery, threats via a carriage service, possess offensive weapon with intent, and breach of good behaviour order. The 16-year-old boy has been charged with joint commission aggravated robbery, and possess offensive weapon with intent. 

In a separate incident, yesterday (Thursday, 18 January 2024) officers attached to Operation TORIC executed a search warrant at a residence in Ainslie following an investigation into a stolen vehicle from August 2023.  

During the search warrant, police located two stolen motor vehicles, two hand-held tasers, knuckle dusters, OC spray, and two gas powered firearm shaped arrow air javelins. 

Investigations into this incident are ongoing and charges are expected to be laid at a later date. 



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