Police charge youth after break in – Thornton

Police have charged a teenage boy after a home in Thornton was allegedly broken into yesterday.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a property at Edwards Avenue about 2.30am, Tuesday 24 January 2023, after reports of a break and enter.

Police were told that the residents had noticed a door left ajar and several items missing, including a set of car keys and personal electronic items.

They were also told that a vehicle was found 15m down the driveway, wedged against a large hedge.

Following inquiries, police attended a property on Parkway Drive, Thornton, where they arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, possess housebreaking implements, and enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court on Friday 27 January 2023.

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