Further charges laid after investigation into break-ins and a pursuit – Moree

A teen will face court next month following an investigation into two alleged break-ins, a trespass, and a pursuit in the state’s north.

About 3am on Wednesday (7 February 2024), emergency services were called after reports a group of men allegedly forced entry into a home on Alice Street, Moree.

Police were told the group stole cash, keys, and fled the location in the occupants MG Sedan.

An 87-year-old man home at the time was not injured.

About 5am, the group attempted to enter on a home on Gwydir Street, Moree, and when they failed, they fled the area.

Just after 5am, the group – one armed with a knife – forced entry into a motel room on Boggabilla Road, Moree, and stole a wallet and keys.

The occupant a 39-year-old man was not injured.

About 530am, police were patrolling Moree, when they sighted the MG Sedan on Alice Street, and attempted to stop it.

When the MG allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated, continuing through Moree.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later after losing sight, and was located abandoned in a park on Florence Street, where it was seized for forensic examination.

Police arrest and charged an 18-year-old man on Wednesday (7 February 2024), where he remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 8 February 2024), police attended a home in Moree and executed a search warrant.

A 13-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Moree Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

The boy was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday 18 March 2024.

Inquiries are continuing.

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