Teen charged over bur­glary

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

AN East Fre­man­tle boy (14) is al­leged to have en­tered and bur­gled an oc­cu­pied home in Lil­lian Street, Cottes­loe about 11.35am on Wed­nes­day.

“We will allege he en­tered through an unlocked slid­ing side door and rum­maged through kitchen draw­ers be­fore try­ing, and fail­ing, to open a small box on a bed­side ta­ble in a ground-floor bed­room,” Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

The boy al­legedly went up­stairs where he heard a res­i­dent flush a toi­let. He then ran out of the house.

“The res­i­dent ran out­side and con­firmed with a neigh­bour some­one had run from the house,” Sgt Booker said.

Cottes­loe po­lice called Re­gional Op­er­a­tions Group of­fi­cers and a ca­nine pa­trol to con­duct a search for the boy in the area.

Perth Tran­sit Author­ity iden­ti­fied a boy match­ing the bur­glar’s de­scrip­tion sit­ting at the Mos­man Park train sta­tion. The boy was charged with bur­glary and steal­ing, and was re­fused bail. He will reap­pear at Perth Chil­dren’s Court later.

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