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Youths caught on alleged Wanniassa vandalism spree

A group of juvenile vandals are expected to be charged after a late-night property damage spree in Wanniassa on Tuesday.

Police caught a group of six young people outside Wanniassa Hills Primary School shortly before midnight after receiving multiple reports from members of the public.

Officers allege the group smashed a number of windows at the school on Langdon Avenue and damaged several mailboxes and streetlights along Sainsbury Street.

The group was taken into custody outside the school but later released into the care of their parents or guardians.

One youth was found with a knife.

A police spokeswoman said police would charge group members with offences including possession of a knife in a public place, property damage and trespassing.

Wanniassa residents who found damage on their property on Wednesday morning are urged to contact ACT Policing on 131 444.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Wanniassa should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or at with reference number 5905800.