Police charge teen after investigation into break and enter at Armidale

A teenage boy has been charged following an investigation into aggravated break and enters in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

About 12.45am on Friday 26 March 2021, police responded to reports four people had forced entry to a home on Niagara Street, Armidale.

It is alleged the group woke the occupant – an 82-year-old man – and demanded personal items including his wallet and keys.

The group then fled the scene in the man’s vehicle, which was later recovered in O’Dell Street, Armidale.

In April 2021, officers attached to New England Police District established Strike Force Sowing to investigate multiple aggravated break and enter offences in the Armidale area.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Erskine Street, Armidale, about 1.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 7 April 2021).

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Armidale Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, obtain a financial advantage by deception, and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (three counts).

He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Thursday 8 April 2021).

Investigations continue into further aggravated break and enters in Armidale.

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