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5 under 17 charged theft

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5 minors under the age of 17 accused of stealing cars

Authorities have charged 5 children under the age of 17 after they allegedly stole 3 cars.

Police have charged 2 boys, aged 16 and 17 years, and 3 girls, including 2 thirteen-year-olds and a 12-year-old, with theft of a motor vehicle, theft of petrol, and criminal damage caused to one of the cars.

The vehicles are believed to have been stolen from Moe between Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

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The 16-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl have been remanded in custody and will appear before the Children's Court on May 23.

The others are due to face court on July 4.