Target Action Group nabs thief

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged by Police in relation to the recent string of break and enters in Narrandera at the weekend.

Police said a resident of Charles Street Narrandera was at home at 11.25pm last Saturday night, when he heard noises. He saw three young people out the front of his house and turned on the front lights and went outside, where he saw three young people in the laneway beside his house. One was yelling obscenities. The man went into his house and called 000 before returning to the front of his house, from where the young people fled.

A short while later a resident of a house in Whitton Street heard their pet dogs barking at the back door. The resident went to the door and found a hole had been cut in the screen door and the back door key was missing.

Police from the Griffith Local Area target action group were in the area, as they had been called in for the Charles Street incident. Police spotted the three young people, who fled when officers approached. Police gave chase and caught a 15-year-old male. The boy was taken to the Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter in company with intent to steal and one charge of larceny.

The teenage boy was granted conditional bail and will appear at Narrandera Children’s Court on the August 26.

There was also a theft from a motor vehicle on Saturday night between 6pm and 10pm. A women’s wallet was stolen from a locked vehicle after thieves smashed the vehicle window to gain access. Between 9pm on Saturday night and 1pm Sunday afternoon, entry was forced into a property on Audley Street. Two handbags containing wallets and other items were stolen.

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