Australian city interior becomes ‘unlivable’ due to crime spree as bar owner robbed seven times in four weeks warns ‘someone is going to get killed’
- The owner of a pub in a remote WA town says he was robbed four times in a month
- Darren Spackman said a group of delinquent teenagers had the city ‘besieged’
- WA Police Commissioner said teenagers see it as ‘a game of cops and robbers’
A group of savage teenage delinquents are wreaking havoc in a town in the far north of Western Australia, with locals saying the community is rapidly becoming ‘unlivable’.
Kununurra was again hit by another wave of vandalism and violence on Tuesday night with three businesses robbed and a police car rammed.
Pub owner Darren Spackman said there was a group of people who were out of control and the town was indeed “under siege”.
His business Gulliver’s Tavern has been robbed seven times in the past month.
A group of around 15 teenagers took part in a crime spree in a remote WA town, ramming a police cruiser on Tuesday night (pictured)
Gulliver’s Tavern owner Darren Spackman (pictured) said the town was ‘besieged’ by the group of troublemakers
“We are really tired of apologizing for not being able to open our bar, but sadly we are here again…no bar or kitchen due to another burglary,” the company posted on Facebook there. at two weeks.
“How can a town in Australia become unlivable because of 14 or 15 bad eggs?” Mr. Spackman told GWN 7 News.
‘It has to stop. Someone is going to get killed sooner or later, it’s just not necessary.
“Targeting police houses, police cars, they actually raided two police vehicles in front of the police station…this must be an act of terrorism.”
The Kununurra waterhole (left) and the offenders who allegedly rammed the sign (right) seen on the left
The pub posted on Facebook about a recent break-in just two weeks ago (pictured)
Acting WA Police Commissioner Colonel Blanch said the group of teenagers were not there to destroy the town, but suggested they were bored.
“They see it as a game…cops and robbers…good guys and bad guys, it’s a game for them. They’re very young. I’m talking about kids 11 to 15 years old,” a- he told ABC Radio.
Another local said teenagers would race their cars through city streets, often approaching 100 km/h in 50 km/h zones.
Mr. Blanch said many teenagers had made stints in detention centers to be released and cause trouble again.
“I work closely with the communities department, justice department, mining companies and government to find alternative solutions,” he said.
WA Police have temporarily assigned additional officers to Kununurra as well as the nearby towns of Derby and Carnarvon.
Kununurra is located in the far north of WA with a population of around 5,300 people (pictured)