‘Another day in the war zone’: Terrified Darwin residents say city is becoming overrun by violent kids as young as EIGHT who are armed, peg rocks at cars and break into stores every night
- Darwin residents have been left terrified by a group of out-of-control youths
- Armed with knives and rocks, the group targets cafes and cars
- Blue Taxi Company owner Helen Pachos says crime was getting out of control
A group of out-of-control youths have been terrorising Darwin, leaving residents feeling like prisoners in their own homes.
Armed with knives and rocks, the group of children – some just eight years old – have been wreaking havoc across this city every night this week.
Over the past 24 hours cars, cafes and homes have been broken into by the same group.
A horrified homeowner discovered a knife (pictured) left behind in a car after it was broken into this week
Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they’ve experienced at the hands of the group (Pictured: Taxi windows shattered by violent kids armed with rocks)
Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed. ‘And another day in the war zone,’ the post read
Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they’ve experienced at the hands of the group.
Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed.
‘And another day in the war zone,’ the post read.
Blue Taxi Company owner Helen Pachos told Daily Mail Australia the crime was so bad residents felt like prisoners in their own homes.
‘It’s just getting more and more out of control,’ she said.
‘During lockdown it quietened down, I’m not sure what changed in the last week but they are out and about.
‘We get told by the police that it’s just a group of youths – they call them youths, I call them thugs – that are repeatedly doing it.
Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in
‘What is really concerning is they’ve got 10 and eight-year-olds tagging along, I call them ”crims in training”.’
She said she had put additional security measures in place to deter criminals but it had’t stopped them from being targeted.
‘We now have cameras everywhere.
‘It doesn’t stop them, it just gets the evidence that it’s happening, that’s not what I want, I want to feel safe.
‘It’s very scary. We’re prisoners in our own home.’
Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in.
‘That lovely little, but growing band from Karama just smashed my car with rocks as I was going past Casaurina Square,’ he said.
The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door
‘When I stopped and got out about ten kids pelted me with rocks and two threw their scooters at me.’
Another horrified homeowner discovered a knife left behind in a car after it was broken into this week.
‘To the people of McMinns Lagoon, the little terds are armed,’ the post read.
‘They raided our cars and got cash. They left their knife in there so it’s now in the hands of the police for fingerprints.’
Fresh Point Co cafe was also targeted by the group, with CCTV footage capturing the brazen thief in the act.
The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door.
The group made off with 10 bottles of alcohol.
Daily Mail Australia has contact NT police for comment.