15 January 2024

Teenager charged over alleged broad daylight break-and-enter

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Riverina police have refused bail for a teenager arrested following an alleged break-and-enter at a unit. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A 14-year-old boy was refused bail on Friday after being charged with break-and-enter offences allegedly committed in Wagga Wagga late last year.

Officers from the Riverina Police District were called to a residence in Albury Street at about 1:45 pm on 26 December, following reports of a break-in.

Police were told a woman and her child were asleep in their unit when a teen allegedly entered through a window, waking the woman. The teen fled on foot, allegedly taking two handbags that belonged to the woman. No one was injured.

Police went to the unit and established a crime scene.

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Following inquiries, about 5 pm last Friday (12 January), police arrested a 14-year-old and took him to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated break-and-enter of a dwelling in the company and being carried in conveyance without the owner’s consent.

He was refused bail and appeared before the Children’s Court on the same day.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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