Teen charged amid ongoing operation targeting aggravated break and enters at Tamworth

A teenage boy has been charged following an investigation into two aggravated break and enter offences in the state’s north overnight.

In 2018, officers attached to Oxley Police District established Operation Southbreak to investigate break and enter offences across the Tamworth region.

As part of their investigations, officers responded to reports of a trespass on Napier Street, North Tamworth, about 3.15am today (Monday 22 March 2021).

Police attended and commenced inquiries.

A short time later at 4.30am, officers responded to reports a vehicle had been stolen during a break and enter on Monteray Street, North Tamworth.

Police attended and conducted a patrol of the area, sighting the vehicle being driven on Sussex Street, West Tamworth.

Officers will allege the vehicle collided with a gutter, before three occupants ran from the scene.

A boy, aged 14, was arrested nearby following a short foot pursuit.

He was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with enter building/ land with intent commit indictable offence, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The teen was formally refused bail at a children’s court today (Monday 22 March 2021) and will reappear before the same court on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Investigations continue.

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