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Three teens charged after vehicle stolen during break and enter - Bourke

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 07:11:34 PM

Three teenage boys have been charged after a vehicle was allegedly stolen during a break and enter in the state’s north-west.

About 2.15am today (Tuesday 21 December 2021), a group of youths allegedly forced entry to a home at Short Street, Bourke, before stealing vehicle keys and personal items.

The youths then allegedly stole a yellow Hyundai Accent from the front yard, before driving through the Bourke area at speed.

Officers attached to Central North Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into the incident.

About 5.15am, the vehicle was located by police on fire at Cullie Street.

A short time later, three boys – all aged 15 – were arrested nearby at Wortumurtie Street and taken to Bourke Police Station.

As part of ongoing inquiries, officers executed a search warrant at a home at Bourke, seizing cannabis and other items relevant to the investigation.

All three teens were charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal (under $60,000) and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

All three were refused bail and are due to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Wednesday 22 December 2021).

Investigations are continuing.