Police continue inquiries after van stolen, destroyed by fire at Walgett

A further three teenage boys have been dealt with under the Young Offenders Act after a vehicle was stolen and destroyed in the state’s north last month.

About 1.30am on Saturday 26 October 2019, it is alleged nine teenagers entered a commercial premises on Fox Street at Walgett where they stole a van from within the yard.

The vehicle was driven within the Walgett township for some time before driving along dirt fairways at a local golf course.

About 5.30am, emergency services responded to reports of a vehicle fire on the golf course.

On arrival, officers attached to Central North Police District found the stolen van well alight.

The vehicle was totally destroyed by fire.

Inquiries commenced and a short time later officers attended the home of three boys who were taken to Walgett Police Station and dealt with in accordance with provisions of the Young Offenders Act.

On Wednesday (13 November 2019), a further three boys aged between 15 and 17, attended Walgett Police Station in relation to the incident at the request of police.

They too were dealt with in accordance with provisions of the Young Offenders Act.

Investigations continue.

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