Teen charged following investigation into multiple break and enters in Orange – Operation Regional Mongoose

A teen has been charged following an investigation into multiple alleged break and enters in the state’s Central West.

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

Officers attached to Central West Police District commenced an investigation following reports of multiple alleged break and enters at homes in the Orange and Bathurst areas between Friday 19 April 2024 and Tuesday 23 April 2024, where cars were allegedly stolen.

Police will allege the stolen vehicles including a Volkswagen Amarok, Toyota Tarago, Ford Ranger, Ford Falcon, and a Mercedes, were involved in a number of pursuits throughout the Orange area.

Following inquiries, about 10.30am on Friday 3 May 2024, police arrested a 16-year-old boy at Orange Local Court and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with four counts of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The teen was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s 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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