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Two youths charged following break-in - Bourke

Thursday, 07 July 2022 03:45:28 PM

Police have charged two youths over an alleged break and enter at a business in the state’s north west this week.

About 6pm on Tuesday (5 July 2022), two youths allegedly forced entry into a business on Mitchell Street, Bourke, and damaged a window on five different vehicles, before taking fuel cards and leaving the scene.

Officers attached to Central North Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, about 6.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 6 July 2022), a 10-year-old boy was arrested at a home in Bourke and taken to Bourke Police Station.

He was charged with five counts of destroy or damage property, five counts of enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner, five counts of larceny, intentionally mark premises without prescribed consent, and enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence.

The boy was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Thursday 4 August 2022.

About 7.50am today (Thursday 7 July 2022), a second 10-year-old boy attended Bourke Police Station where he was arrested.

He was charged with five counts of destroy or damage property, six counts of enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner, six counts of larceny, enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence, and breach of bail.

The boy was refused bail to appear at a children’s Court today (Thursday 7 July 2022).