Three charged with property offences in Tamworth - Operation Regional Mongoose

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 01:13:36 PM

Three boys have been charged following an aggravated break-in in the state’s northeast at the weekend.

Operation Regional Mongoose is a high-visibility police operation to tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young offenders.

About 9.20pm on Sunday (7 April 2024), three teens allegedly entered a home on Mcrae Street, Hillvue, and stole an 80cc motorbike.

A short time later, police responded and located three boys on Alexis Street – aged 14, 15 and 16 – they were arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

During a search of the boy’s, police located two knives and a laser pointer.

The motorbike was recovered in Mcrae Street.

The older boy was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-weapon, have in custody a laser pointer in public place, and custody of knife in public place.

The younger boys were each charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-armed, and custody of knife in public place.

All three teens were granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

Inquiries under Operation Regional Mongoose continue.

Anyone with information about Operation Regional Mongoose is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.