Police Charge Teen With Property Offences In Tamworth

A teen will face court charged following an investigation into two attempted break and enters in the state’s north.

Operation Regional Mongoose is a high-visibility police operation to tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young offenders.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District commenced an investigation following reports of two attempted break-ins on Larool Street and Petra Avenue, Tamworth, between 3am and 5am on Sunday (12 May 2024).

Following inquiries, about 10.15am on Monday (13 May 2024), police attended a home in Tamworth to speak with a boy.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The teen was charged with two counts of enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear at a Children’s court on Monday (13 May 2024), where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Monday 24 June 2024.

Inquiries under Operation Regional Mongoose continue.

Anyone with information about Operation Regional Mongoose is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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