THREE teenagers who allegedly terrorised Swan Valley residents with an axe during a crime spree that lasted more than 24 hours have been refused bail and will face court today.
Midland detectives allege at 4.25pm on Saturday a 19-year-old Forrestfield man and an 18-year-old man from Canning Vale attacked and dragged an Uber driver from his vehicle on Gild Street in Cloverdale before stealing the black VW Jetta.
The men picked up a 17-year-old female who was standing nearby and drove from the scene.
At approximate 5.30pm it will be alleged the stolen vehicle was set alight at an abandoned house on Beaconsfield Avenue in Midvale.
The fire damaged the vehicle, the property and a neighbouring property.
At the time the vehicle was bearing a false number plate, belonging to a Toyota Hilux that was stolen from Lesmurdie in November 2017.
Just after 3:30am on Sunday, it will be alleged the offenders smashed the window of a Hyundai Accent where a man was asleep on Cooper Street in Midland.
The victim was assaulted and his vehicle was stolen.
Two hours later the offenders broke into a house in Tokay Avenue in The Vines while children were at home.
The offenders forced entry by smashing a window and allegedly stole a handbag.
At around 6.05am the stolen Hyundai Accent was driven off the end of Loton Road in Millendon, through a creek bed and crashed into a fence of a house on Moore Road in Millendon.
The occupants fled on foot and attempted to steal a Holden utility from another house on Moore Road.
The offenders then went to another nearby house and attempted to steal an Audi.
At this time one of the offenders was seen to be armed with an axe.
At approximately 6.10am a Padbury Avenue resident disturbed a group of people attempting to break into his house.
The resident noticed someone in his vehicle, and pulled him out of the vehicle. It will be alleged the offender was armed with an axe and struck the victim to his stomach.
The males in the group jumped the fence to flee the scene, however the victim was able to apprehend the female member of the group and detained her until police arrived.
A short time later a resident on Moore Road in Herne Hill confronted two men, one who was armed with an axe, walking through their property.
The offenders entered the house and stole the keys to two vehicles.
They stole a Jeep Cherokee, which had a trailer attached to it. They left the residence by driving through a gate, causing extensive damage.
The vehicle was driven a short distance along Moore Road before it struck a pole and fence at the intersection of Moore Road and William Street.
A passer-by, driving a truck towing a horse trailer, who was unaware of the prior incidents, stopped to provide assistance.
One of the offenders used an axe to smash the driver’s side window of the truck.
The offenders attempted to drive away in the truck, but stalled the engine and were arrested by police at the scene.
The two men have been charged with a string of offences and will appear in the Midland Magistrates’ Court today. The female will appear in the Perth Children’s Court.