Teens on 24 burglary charges

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer

Three Narrogin juveniles have been remanded in custody at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre following a spate of alleged burglaries last week.

Homes and businesses from Narrogin to Wandering were allegedly targeted, while three patient transfer vehicles were allegedly stolen from Narrogin Health Service after the hospital’s administration building was broken into.

Two of the three vehicles have since been recovered at the Narrogin Golf Club and Lions Lookout.

As of Tuesday morning a 15-year-old, 16-year-old and 17-year-old, all males, were facing a combined 24 charges over an alleged crime spree which stretched from Thursday night to early Friday.

The charges range from aggravated burglary to stealing a motor vehicle.

The 15-year-old male had been charged with 10 offences.

More charges could be laid as Narrogin Police continue with their enquiries and await the results of forensic examinations and fingerprint tests.

CCTV footage captured at one of the businesses allegedly burgled led to the arrests.

One of the alleged offenders was brought into custody on Friday night, while the other two had been detained by Saturday night.

Following a number of other crime sprees that have plagued Narrogin and surrounding communities through the year, the Narrogin Chamber of Commerce called an emergency meeting for its members in May.

The chamber pleaded with local merchants to review their security systems, in the hope that high-quality CCTV systems could deter would-be offenders and assist police in catching culprits.

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