24 August, 2022
Mareeba boys charged
TWO Mareeba boys aged 13 and 14 have been charged with multiple offences after they allegedly broke into three businesses last week and stole items from a vehicle.
Police allege that around 12.30am on 17 August, the boys smashed a glass door of a Doyle Street business to gain entry and steal a number of bottles of alcohol.
In the early morning of 16 August, they allegedly forced open a rear door of an Atherton Street business and stole a quantity of money.
It will be further alleged they forced entry into another Atherton Street business and stole money and an EFTPOS machine.
Around 8.30pm on 16 August, the 13-year-old boy allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle on Brown Street and stolen two wallets from the vehicle.
It will be further alleged that in the early morning of that day he smashed the front glass entrance to a Byrnes Street business and stole an amount of money from the till.
The 14-year-old boy was charged with a further seven offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicles and break and enters in relation to offences allegedly committed between January and August this year.
The boys were located on 18 August by police and are scheduled to appear at Mareeba Children’s Court at a later date.