A 12-year-old who is facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol is part of a trio that has been arrested for a string of alleged property related crimes in the Greater Darwin Region.
The boys, aged 12, 13, and 16 years old, allegedly stole three cars and are linked to multiple break ins and other criminal damage offences around Darwin City, the Northern Suburbs, and Palmerston over the weekend.
Strike Force Trident Detectives and the Dog Operations Unit arrested the youths on Monday, and they have multiple charges stacked against them.
The 12-year-old boy is facing up to 13 charges, including the two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of serious breach of bail, and four counts of aggravated burglary in a building.
The 13-year-old boy has 7 charges against him, including one count of serious breach of bail, four counts of damage to property, and three counts of theft.
The 16-year-old boy faces 8 charges including one count of serious breach of bail, two counts of theft, and two counts of using a vehicle without consent.
All of the boys are due to appear in court today.
Police believe another 7 offenders are involved in the crimes, and investigations into locating the remaining offenders are ongoing.