Four teenagers will face court today on 73 charges following an investigation into multiple property offences in the state’s Orana Region.
Between 4.30pm on Wednesday (16 June 2021) and 6am yesterday (Thursday 17 June 2021), four businesses were broken into and several more – including vehicles – were damaged throughout the Dubbo township.
Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District were notified of the offences – which included slashed tyres and broken windows – and commenced inquiries.
Shortly after 6am yesterday, police commenced patrols of the CBD following reports of a break and enter being committed at a business on Macquarie Street.
Officers observed four teenagers flee the scene on pushbikes, and located them a short time later on Alfred Street.
Officers arrested three boys, aged 13 and 14, however the fourth boy fled the scene.
During a person search, police allegedly located and seized various items – including pushbikes – believed to be proceeds of crime.
They were taken to Dubbo Police Station.
About 9am the same day, the fourth teen – aged 13 – attended Dubbo Police Station where he too was arrested.
The four boys were charged with a total of 73 offences including the following:
- Destroy or damage property
- Aggravated break and enter in company
- Face blackened/ disguised with intent to commit indictable offence
- Possess housebreaking implements
- Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen
All four boys were bail refused to appear before a children’s court today (Friday 18 June 2021).