Juveniles face burglary charges

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
WA Police.
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Two Narrogin juveniles have been charged with multiple offences, including burglary, after a forensic investigation by Narrogin police.

The male pair allegedly comm-itted a burglary at Kaata-Koorliny Employment and Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation in June.

About $1500 of property was reported stolen, as well as a Toyota Camry, worth $15,000-$20,000.

Senior Sergeant Heidi Melia said those responsible used boltcutters to remove sections of security screening, causing significant damage breaking into the property.

“They had very clearly formed the intention to do the burglary,” she said.

“They wouldn’t have just walked past the building and thought ‘oh, let’s do a burglary’ — they had boltcutters with them.”

The police could not identify the suspects until they found the vehicle dumped in the town later that weekend.

A forensic investigation was conducted on the car and at the scene of the alleged burglary at KEEDAC.

“Thanks to local knowledge and intelligence, we were able to apprehend the (suspects) and charge them,” Sen. Sgt Melia said.

The pair were brought in for questioning and charged with aggravated burglary and commit, stealing, stealing a vehicle and driving with no authority to drive.

The teenagers are set to face the Narrogin Children’s Court on October 21.

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