Charges laid following aggravated break and enter – Woodberry

A man and two teens have been charged following an investigation into an alleged aggravated break and enter and robbery in the state’s Hunter Region.

Between 11.30pm on Tuesday (13 February 2024) and 2.30am on Wednesday (14 February 2024), a group of men allegedly entered a home on Koookaburra Parade, Woodberry, before stealing a Kia sedan.

Police have been told, about 5.50am (Wednesday 14 February 2024), a 31-year-old man who was riding an e-scooter in Thornton and was allegedly threatened by a man armed with a knife. The man allegedly demanded that he hand over the scooter. The man handed over the scooter and the man fled the scene shortly after.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Manning Traffic & Highway Patrol were patrolling the Pacific Highway, Kew, when they observed the stolen Kia travelling south. A pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Road spikes were deployed by police on the Pacific Highway causing the vehicle to come a stop. The three occupants of the vehicle fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, three teenage boys were arrested and conveyed to Taree Police Station.

They have been charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence -people there, two counts of enter building/land/with intent to commit indictable offence, robbery armed with offensive weapon and dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception. A 16-year-old teen has also been charged with never licensed person drive vehicle on road, police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously and exceed speed more than 45 km/h.

All three teens were bail refused. Two 16-year-old boys will appear at a Children’s Court today (Thursday 15 February 2024). A 19-year-old will appear before Taree Local Court today (Thursday 15 February 2024).

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