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Boy Charged After Alleged Break and Enter on Coffs Coast

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Boy Charged After Alleged Break and Enter on Coffs Coast

A teenage boy will face court next month after several alleged break and enters on the Coffs Coast.

Police will allege between 1 December and 11 December 2017, a number of houses were broken in to around the Sawtell and Toormina areas.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Coffs Clarence Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a home on Lewis Street, Toormina, about 10am on Thursday 14 December 2017.

A short time later, with assistance from Ballina detectives, a 15 year old boy was arrested at the interstate coach exchange on Tamar Street, Ballina after being taken off a coach. The boy is associated with the premises where search warrants were conducted in Anderson Street (12 December 2017) and Lewis Street (14 December 2017), Toormina.

He was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with six counts of aggravated break, enter and steal knowing person in premises, two counts of goods in custody, be carried in conveyance and, aggravated break and enter with intent to steal.

The boy was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court on Monday 15 January 2018.

Investigations continue.