By Mikayla van Loon
Four teens were arrested in Mooroolbark after a string of thefts and robberies occurred throughout the southern and eastern suburbs during the week.
Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the four teens after fleeing from a collision on Monday 16 August.
Another was arrested in Dandenong later that evening after being caught driving a stolen vehicle.
The incidents occurred in Pakenham, Cranbourne North, Beaconsfield, Carrum Downs, Springvale, Sandown, Balwyn, Box Hill North and Warrandyte South between 14 and 16 August.
Those charged included four male teens and one woman, the youngest a 13 year old boy from Frankston.
A 15 year old Noble Park boy was charged with seven offences including theft of motor vehicle, robbery and theft.
Both will appear before a children’s court at a later date.
Two 18 year olds and a 19 year old have been remanded to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court in coming months.