Two charged with multiple offences in Northern Tasmania

Police have charged two people in Northern Tasmania with multiple stealing-related offences.

A 17-year-old from Invermay has been charged in relation to a series of burglaries committed early Monday morning at newsagents in Invermay and Kings Meadows.

During a search for the youth, police recovered a quantity of allegedly stolen cigarettes and cash.

Police will allege that a stolen car was used in the burglaries.

Separately, a 22-year-old man from Ravenswood has been charged with multiple offences of dishonesty, as well as road safety offences, drug offences and offences of violence against police and public offices.

The man was observed in Launceston by off duty police on Tuesday morning, before a coordinated arrest was affected.

Police will allege the man is responsible for the theft of several motor vehicles and high-risk driving behaviours in the Launceston area since the start of April.

He will appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

“Police remain committed to targeting people who commit crimes in our community, especially those who are repeat offenders,” said Detective Acting Inspector Rob King.

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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