TASMANIAN police have arrested and charged four youths after a week-long crime spree at TT Line’s East Devonport Spirit of Tasmania terminal.

Over three separate occasions in the past week, 34 cars were broken into, and two cars were stolen from a car park off Norton Way.  Four youths aged between 14 and 17 from the greater Devonport area have now been charged with several offences.

Detective acting inspector Alex Bonde said entry was forced to some cars, and others were left unlocked.

“Small valuables were stolen from many of the cars, with most of these items now recovered,” he said.

“Police have also recovered the two stolen cars, and after conducting a search yesterday four youths have been arrested.”

“Two youths have been charged with 34 counts of burglary, 10 counts of stealing, two counts of motor vehicle stealing, and other unrelated offences. Two other youths have been charged with 16 counts of burglary.”

Detective acting inspector Bonde said police are working with TT-Line to identify the owners of the cars.

“If you had your car parked within the car park during the past week and haven’t yet spoken with police, please contact Western Criminal Investigation Branch on (03) 6478 4036.”

“Police would like to remind members of the public to remove valuables from unattended cars where possible, and to always ensure cars are left locked and secure.”

Members of the public should remain vigilant and any suspicious behaviour can be reported police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au, Tasmania Police said. Information can be provided anonymously.