Family home ripped apart after mob crashes teen’s Facebook party

A teenage boy and his sister who together allegedly organised a party at the family home while their father was away in a different state have had to barricade themselves in a bedroom after a mob of gatecrashers smashed their way into the house.

Police said officers were called to Drysdale Crescent in Point Cook at around 11.20pm on Saturday following reports of a large group of teenagers gathering in the street.

Upon arrival, officers were forced to retreat after a group of at least 50 youths, described by police as African in appearance, allegedly charged at them in a threatening manner.


It’s alleged the youths had been refused entry to the teen’s party, which was reportedly advertised on Facebook, at which point they became aggressive and allegedly surrounded the property.

There are reports some members of the group armed themselves with garden stakes before the mob stormed the house.

According to The Age, the two teenage siblings who had allegedly organised the party barricaded themselves in a bedroom while the mob smashed their way into the home.

Police said several males from the group kicked in the front and back doors of the home and smashed several windows to get inside.

Once inside, the gatecrashers allegedly ransacked the home, causing extensive damage, before spilling back out on to the street.

The group dispersed when additional police arrived.

Police said three people were injured and treated by paramedics at the scene.

The father of the young boy and girl who stand accused of organising the party is believed to be in Queensland.

The Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit is investigating the incident.

It is believed the parties are not known to one another.

“Police will work with the occupants of the house to ensure they are supported during this time,” police said in a statement.

“Police reiterate their concerns about teenagers hosting parties without appropriate adult supervision and although the invites on Face Book might be private, they can be distributed to unintended recipients.

“The power of social media and the opportunity it provides for gate crashers and people looking to cause trouble is often underestimated.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.