Melbourne teen accused of armed home invasion in Carlton was on bail, court documents reveal
A 17-year-old boy accused of breaking into a public housing estate in Melbourne’s inner north with a sawn-off shotgun was already on bail, children’s court documents reveal.
Police alleged the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went into the housing commission flats at Carlton shortly before 3:00pm with the intention of assaulting someone.
He was also accused of having a handgun with him and has been charged with five offences, including home invasion while on bail.
The prosecution told the magistrate it is considering applying to have the matter heard in a higher court.
Yesterday’s incident resulted in a dramatic manhunt that lasted four hours, with heavily armed police swarming the commission flats and locking down Carlton Primary School and a nearby childcare centre.
The boy did not apply for bail and will return to court in a fortnight.
His alleged accomplice will appear at Melbourne Magistrates night court this evening.