Victoria Police would not confirm whether the teenagers were members of the Apex gang.
A 13-year-old girl from Hallam was charged over the theft of six cars, including a Mercedes, computer equipment, cash, credit cards and a scooter from Officer, Hallam, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Mulgrave, Pakenham and Cranbourne, from June 1 to to June 6.
The girl, who was also charged in relation to an aggravated burglary in Pakenham, was remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
A 16-year-old boy from Cranbourne East has been charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of obtaining property by deception, criminal damage and assaulting police. He has also been remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
An 18-year-old from Dandenong was charged with aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and three counts of obtaining property by deception. He has been bailed to appear at a children’s court.
A 16-year-old girl from Dandenong North was also remanded because of breaching bail and will appear at a children’s court.
The southern metropolitan regional crime team, formerly known as Taskforce Tense, was set up in November to investigate gang-related burglaries and car thefts in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.
It has made more than 120 arrests.
Anyone with any information about any incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.