Two teens charged as part of Operation Regional Mongoose - Tamworth and Newcastle
Friday, 10 November 2023 05:59:48 PM
Two teenagers have been charged with numerous property offences as part of Operation Regional Mongoose.
About 3.00am today (Friday, 10 November), two 14-year-old boys were captured on CCTV allegedly attempting to break into a home at Oxley Vale, near Tamworth.
A short time later the pair allegedly broke into another property, stealing a car and other personal items.
About 4:30am, the stolen white Hyundai i30 was captured on CCTV outside Tamworth Police Station. A review of footage allegedly showed one of the teens damaging two parked police vehicles.
About 8.50am, the stolen car was located at Jesmond Shopping Village, near Newcastle.
Just after 10.30am, officers located the two teenagers at the shopping centre and they were arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.
One 14-year-old was charged with breach of bail, enter enclosed land with intent, drive conveyance without consent and aggravated break, enter and steal in company.
The second 14-year-old was charged with enter enclosed land with intent, be carried in conveyance without consent, aggravated break, enter and steal in company and malicious damage (two counts)
Both boys were refused bail to appear in a Childrens Court today.