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Teen Arrested Over Smashing Cars, Robbing Kathmandu Store

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested after she allegedly broke into a Kathmandu store and smashed 19 cars in Adelaide's south overnight.

SA Police said up to three people used a shopping trolley to break into the outdoor clothing store at Westfield Marion just before 1am on Friday.

The group fled the scene on scooters, while police searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.

Only a couple of hours later, police were called to the Department of Child Protection building just a few streets away, after reports of a teenager damaging cars.

Some of the damaged cars. Photo: 10 News First

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When they arrived, a teenage girl was spotted trying to scoot away from the scene, but was chased down on foot.

Officers noticed she was wearing brand new Kathmandu clothing identical to that stolen from the break in earlier in the night.

In total, 19 cars had their windows smashed and several cars had fire extinguishers set off. The 16-year-old girl has been charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and property damage.

Police attend the carpark where 19 vehicles were smashed. IMAGE: Louise Donnelly/10 News First

She's been refused bail, and will face the Youth Court on Thursday afternoon.

Police are continuing to search for the other suspects from the shopping centre break in.

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