THREE Hamilton teenagers will be charged with stealing a car after being caught by police driving around early yesterday.
Nanjing Night Net

Sergeant Paul Stanhope, of Hamilton police, said a 2009 silver Nissan utility was stolen from a Hammond Street work address at 10pm on Sunday.

He said the theft was reported to police about 1am and police officers were able to intercept the offenders in the vehicle at 2.40am.

The ute is alleged to have been driven by a 17-year-old youth and he had a 16-year-old female and 16-year-old male passenger.

“The driver and the female passenger have been charged with theft of the vehicle and been bailed to appear in a court during May,” Sergeant Stanhope said.

“The other male youth is expected to be charged on summons. Hamilton police are in the process of determining if the vehicle was damaged. Investigation are continuing and it is expected that the driver will also be charged with other offences,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamilton police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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