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Multiple burglaries, Cardwell

20/August/2021

Cardwell Police arrested and charged a 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy following several burglaries in the Cardwell area last week.

Police will allege the two boys were involved in the stealing of items from houses on Jamieson Street, Bowen Street and Coral Sea Drive between Thursday night and Friday morning (August 12 to August 13).

It will be further alleged the boys stole bicycles, fishing equipment, money, audio equipment, alcohol, tobacco and a computer monitor.

Police located some of the stolen items and are currently in the process of returning these to the relevant owners.

At 12.20pm on Friday afternoon (August 13) Cardwell Police located the pair at a Victoria Street home.

The boys were arrested and transported to Cardwell police station.

The 14-year-old Edmonton boy was charged with six counts of entering a premise and committing an indictable offence and two counts of burglary.

He is scheduled to appear at the Tully Children’s Court.

The 15-year-old Goondi Hill boy was charged with six counts of entering a premise and committing an indictable offence, two counts of burglary and one count each of stealing and possessing a knife in a public place.

He is also scheduled to appear at the Tully Children’s Court.

A 16-year-old Cardwell boy was also charged for his involvement in the offending.

He has been dealt with under provisions of the youth justice act.

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