How a violent gang of eshays as young SEVEN are rampaging through a small Aussie town – and bragging about their crimes on social media
- Eshays are using TikTok & Snapchat to flaunt their violent crimes to other teens
- Accounts show alleged home invasions, car thefts and drug use in the Kimberely
- The youths are known as the BCB boys (Blood City Boys) and BME (Broome) boys
- WA Police warn social media has become a dangerous tool for youth violence
Eshays as young as seven are posting exploits of their alleged crimes involving drug use and car theft on social media and challenging other teens to do the same.
Multiple TikTok and Snapchat accounts document alleged home invasions, car thefts and drug use by youth gangs in towns across the Kimberley in Western Australia.
A video recently emerged on TikTok showing a group of children, who go by the name BCB boys, being chased by police in a stolen vehicle wearing gardening gloves on their hands and T-shirts over their faces.
‘Three stolen cars in one night,’ the video is captioned.
Youths as young as seven are using TikTok and snapchat to brag about their crimes in towns across the Kimberley in Western Australia
The comments section is riddled with hundreds of responses from youths in Halls Creek, Kununurra and Broome, who claimed they could ‘do it better’.
Another video reportedly shows the group pose in front of several stolen and destroyed vehicles tagged with ‘BCB’ in spray paint on the side.
Social media accounts document alleged home invasions, car thefts and drug use by youth gangs
The name BCB is believed to stand for Blood City Boys – inspired by the infamous Bloods and Crips rivalry in Los Angeles.
Shire of Derby-West Kimberley president Geoff Haerewa told The Broome Advertiser social media had become a dangerous tool for teens to flaunt their crimes.
‘It’s no secret the Kimberley has always had crime, but there is no doubt it’s getting worse,’ he said.
Another video, from Broome-based gang BMEBoys, shows a group of teens smoking what appears to be marijuana, while posing with large quantities of the drug as they break into homes and shops.
Fed up locals have resorted to vigilantism over perceived lack of action from authorities on juvenile crime across the state.
Cr Haerewa said the State Government needed to ‘wake up’ and pay attention before the situation turns deadly.
Police have warned social media had become a dangerous tool for teens to flaunt their crimes
‘I’m seriously concerned it’s getting to that point,’ he told the news outlet.
‘People are fed up, they are either leaving town, or they are starting to talk about taking things into their own hands, which is obviously not the way to go about it.
‘I would like to see some of these city politicians live with the crime we deal with — it wouldn’t happen — but unfortunately the Kimberley is out of sight, out of mind.’
Police said they were aware of social media accounts displaying theirs crimes and had spent time identifying the youths involved.
They are currently working with social media companies but the ability to stop the filming and sharing of videos had been a challenge for police.
‘WA Police has the ability to remove inappropriate or illegal material, and will continue to work with platform operators to monitor illegal acts which are shared,’ it said.
They added the State Government was investing in more policing resources including an extra 950 officers – a massive 15 per cent expansion to WA Police force.
Extra specialised youth policing officers, have already been allocated to the Kimberley region.
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