Burnie CIB have charged two male youths with thirteen car burglaries across the North-West Coast last month.
In late October, police received reports of multiple car burglaries in the Parklands, Cooee, Somerset and Wynyard areas.
As part of the investigation, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Wynyard on 31 October where stolen property was located.
A 17-year-old male youth from Wynyard has been charged with:
- Burglary x7
- Stealing x5
- Receiving stolen property x1
- Assault a police officer x1
- Multiple drug offences.
A 17-year-old male youth from Ulverstone will be proceeded against under the Youth Justice Act with:
- Burglary x10
- Stealing x10.
“In all thirteen of the car burglaries, the vehicles involved were left unlocked,” said 1/C Constable Joshua Wood.
“One of the stolen items recovered by police was an engagement ring worth $7,500. Other items stolen included wallets, electronic devices and loose coins.
“Thieves are often opportunistic and will take advantage of anyone who leaves their vehicle or belongings unlocked and unattended. I urge everyone to lock their property and never leave valuables unattended, these simple steps can prevent a vehicle from being a target for burglars.”