Police arrest teen over break and enters; vehicle thefts at Tamworth

A teenager has been charged with multiple aggravated break and enter offences alleged to have occurred in the state’s northeast.

About 2.50am on Wednesday (13 January 2021), two males allegedly forced entry to a home on Diane Street at South Tamworth.

It’s alleged the pair stole a handbag before running from the home.

Police were alerted and officers from Oxley Police District attended.

Shortly after 4am, police were patrolling the Robert Street area when they attempted to stop an 18-year-old man. He was arrested after a short struggle and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The teen was charged with:

  • Aggravated enter dwelling with intent in company – steal less than $60,000 (x2)
  • Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner (x2)
  • Steal motor vehicle
  • Aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal more than $60,000

Following subsequent inquiries, police will allege the teen was also involved in the theft of car from a home on Belmore Street on Wednesday 16 September 2020, and the theft of car and a pursuit through East Tamworth on Sunday 13 December.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

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