Teen charged following investigation into attempted break-in at Moree -Operation Regional Mongoose

A teen has been arrested and charged following inquiries into two attempted break-ins 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.

About 1.30am on Tuesday (16 April 2024), two people attempted unsuccessfully to enter two homes on Bottlebrush Drive, Moree. They later fled on foot.

Following inquiries, about 2pm on Wednesday (17 April 2024), police attended a home in Moree and executed a search warrant.

Officers located and seized a motorbike and a wallet.

A short time later police attended another home in Moree and arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He was taken to Moree Police Station and charged with two counts of enter building/land with intent commit indictable offence, two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, and breach of bail.

The boy was refused bail and appeared at a children’s court yesterday (Thursday 18 April 2024), where he was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Thursday 23 May 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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