Three charged following police operation – Coffs/Clarence

Three teens have been charged with alleged property offences following a police operation at Corindi Beach overnight.

About 1am (Tuesday 21 May 2024), police were called to Corindi Beach following reports of several attempted break and enters.

Police will allege that the group stole two cars from a home on Dammerel Crescent before breaking into several other properties.

At those properties – located on McDougall Street, Lomandra Court and Tasman Street – electronics, wallets and keys were allegedly stolen.

Following an extensive search by Coffs-Clarence Police and the Dog Unit, three teenagers were located and pursued on foot to a backyard on Pacific Street.

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested at the scene before being taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

A 14-year-old boy was also arrested; however, he sustained a dog bite during the arrest and was taken to hospital for assessment before being taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

Both 15-year-old boys were charged with three counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal, and two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse.

One of the older boys was also charged with breach of bail.

The 14-year-old boy was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal, and two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse.

All three were refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Tuesday 21 May 2024).

Two other boys – aged 13 and 15 – were also arrested in the area for trespass offences.

They have been dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

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