Youths charged

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

THREE boys charged with the al­leged bur­glary of an 84-year-old Shen­ton Park woman’s home are also be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for an al­leged link to a string of crimes in sur­round­ing suburbs this week.

“Be­tween Mon­day to Tues­day, there were a to­tal of 18 bur­glar­ies within the Wem­b­ley po­lice sub-dis­trict that may be linked to these al­leged, and other, of­fend­ers that po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing,” Se­nior Sergeant Peter Gil­mour said.

Last week, Sgt Gil­mour’s of­fi­cers charged a Ken­wick boy (15), a Bent­ley boy (11) and a For­rest­field boy (12) with ag­gra­vated bur­glary and steal­ing.

It is al­leged they smashed the rear glass door of the el­derly woman’s Mor­gan Street home and stole about $1000 of jew­ellery around 1pm that day.

“We will al­lege they were ob­served by wit­nesses jump­ing rear fences to get away,” Sgt Gil­mour said.

The boys walked to the Shen­ton Park train sta­tion where there was a short foot chase and po­lice ar­rested all three. Bail was re­fused at Perth Chil­dren’s Court last Wed­nes­day.

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