Boy charged over break-in at home near Tamworth

A boy has been charged following an investigation into an aggravated break and enter at a home in the state’s north.

Shortly before 3am on Sunday 19 February 2021, the occupant of a home on Croydon Avenue, Hillvue, was woken by smashing glass and people ransacking her house.

The woman locked herself in a room and contacted Triple Zero (000).

Officers attached to Oxley Police District arrived a short time later and commenced an investigation.

About 1.50am today (Monday 1 March 2021), police were patrolling the South Tamworth area when they attempted to speak with a group of youths who ran from the scene.

Following further patrols of the area, police stopped a group of people on Anne Street about 2.45am.

After speaking with the group, police searched a 12-year-old boy, allegedly finding a 20cm kitchen knife in his bag.

The boy was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break/ enter in company and custody of knife in public place.

He was bail refused to appear before a children’s court today (Monday 1 March 2021).

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