Second Youth Charged Over Newsagency Burglaries

Police have charged a 14-year-old from Invermay with multiple stealing-related offences in relation to a series of burglaries committed early on Monday, 8 April at newsagents in Invermay and Kings Meadows.

A 17-year-old from Invermay was charged last week and is an alleged co-offender in this matter.

In addition to these burglaries the 14-year-old youth has also been charged with motor vehicle stealings, and a stealing with force allegedly committed in Launceston, as well as a reported burglary at an Invermay service station.

The youth will appear in court this afternoon.

The investigation was let by detectives from the Northern Criminal Investigation Division and has resulted in the recovery of a significant amount of cigarettes and tobacco products.

Anyone with information in relation to criminal behaviour is urged to report it to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania at or on 1800 333 000. You can stay anonymous.

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