Po­lice ar­rest teenager in con­nec­tion with string of bur­glar­ies

Pilbara News - - News - Bran­wen Smith

■ A 15-year-old boy from Ger­ald­ton has been ar­rested af­ter re­peated thefts from an Ex­mouth bot­tle shop last week.

Ex­mouth po­lice ar­rested the teenager for al­legedly car­ry­ing out three bur­glar­ies over a five-night pe­riod.

It is claimed that dur­ing the bur­glar­ies, a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of bot­tles of spir­its were stolen, as well as money from tip jars and char­ity tins.

Ex­mouth po­lice of­fi­cer-in­charge Sergeant Alby Van Den Berg said the of­fences were not im­me­di­ately de­tected by the busi­ness, but af­ter a mem­ber of the public came for­ward with in­for­ma­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tions led to the ar­rest and the re­cov­ery of al­most all of the prop­erty and money.

Sgt Van Den Berg said of­fences com­mit­ted by peo­ple vis­it­ing or pass­ing through Ex­mouth were nor­mally dif­fi­cult to re­solve.

“In this in­stance timely in­for­ma­tion from a mem­ber of the public has al­lowed for enough time for po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions to iden­tify the (al­leged) of­fender, ap­pre­hend him and re­cover al­most all of the prop­erty be­fore he re­turned to his home town,” he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.