Crime spree youths charged for spate of school break-ins
FIVE teenage boys aged 15 and 16 have been charged with several break-and-enter offences at local schools.
The youths, who live across the region in Port Douglas, Mossman, Miallo and Wonga Beach, have each been charged over recent break-ins at Mossman State High and Wonga Beach State Primary School.
Last Friday night or the fol- lowing morning, the offenders allegedly forced the roller-screen up at Wonga Beach’s tuck-shop and climbed in to steal drinks and ice-blocks.
Principal Michelle Davis said the whole school is devastated by the damage caused.
“Naturally we are very disappointed with this behaviour,” she said.
“Schools are very important community assets which need to be protected.
“We are asking the community to be our eyes and ears - if anyone saw or heard anything please contact the police with this information.”
Several classrooms were broken into at Mossman High School over the past two weekends, Criminal Investigation Branch senior detec- tive Trevor Perham said.
“On one occasion the home economics room was broken into when the offenders demolished a sky-light to gain access from the roof,” he said.
“They cut padlocks off of fridges and a cold room and the only property stolen was a small tub of ice-cream.
“The offending children have been spoken to by Mossman detectives, there’s no obvious motive for the commission of the offences - they can’t offer any reason why, they were just bored.”
The investigation is ongoing and if you have any information contact the Mossman police on 4098 2177 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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