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19 January, 2022

Teenagers charged over burglaries

TWO Atherton girls aged 16 and 17 years have been charged following investigations into a number of burglary offences allegedly committed in the Atherton area between 7-9 January.


About 10pm on 7 January, the girls allegedly gained entry to an Austin Street, Atherton, home and stole a handbag containing money and keys, gained entry to the resident’s vehicle and fled the scene after being disturbed by a resident. 

The pair allegedly attempted to enter another vehicle on Austin Street, but fled the scene after sensor lighting was activated.

At around 11pm the same day, they allegedly attempted to force entry at a Tardent Street, Atherton, home, searching inside vehicles parked at the premises.

The teenagers have been charged with multiple offences and will appear in the Mareeba Children’s Court.

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