Supermarket delivery ute stolen; three teens charged at Bourke

Three teenagers have been charged over an alleged break and enter and vehicle theft in the north-western NSW town of Bourke yesterday.

About 1.40pm (Wednesday 18 November 2020) three males allegedly used stolen keys to access a delivery vehicle, belonging to a supermarket in Oxley Street, Bourke.

The white Holden Rodeo was allegedly driven around Bourke by a 16-year-old, with two other boys, aged 15 and 13, also in the vehicle.

Officers attached to the Central North Police District observed the vehicle coming out of bushland onto Weir Road.

Police will allege the Holden Rodeo was driven towards two police vehicles, narrowly missing them. A pursuit was initiated but terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

About 2.40pm, police attended a house in Harris Street, Bourke, where all three teenagers were arrested and taken to Bourke Police Station.

The 16-year-old was charged with;

  • Aggravated enter dwelling with intent – knowing people there
  • Larceny
  • Steal motor vehicle
  • Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously
  • Never licensed person drive vehicle on road – first offence

He was also charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal, which police will allege relates to a break and enter at Bourke Post Office last Thursday (12 November 2020).

The two younger boys were charged with;

  • Aggravated enter dwelling with intent knowing people there
  • Larceny
  • Steal motor vehicle
  • Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner

All three were refused bail and will appear before a children’s court today (Thursday 19 November 2020).

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