Boy, 14, pleads guilty to break-ins

A 14-YEAR-OLD burglar was refused bail in Rockhampton Children's Court last week after pleading guilty to a string of house break-ins.

He has been remanded in custody for 28 days while a pre-sentence report is being prepared.

One of his burglary offences included breaking into a Kawana home in May about 1am as a family slept.

He and co-offenders stole a wallet, purse, mobile phones, a $2000 laptop, two sets of car keys, cameras and a Nintendo 3DS game before fleeing police who were attending a report of suspicious activity in the area.

The 14-year-old returned to the home, with at least two other young offenders, about 11.30pm three days later to steal a Toyota Camry.

That vehicle was recovered within the hour – with its front end missing as well as extensive panel and suspension damage.

It was declared a write-off by insurers on Friday.

Police objected to the 14-year-old's bail application after he pleaded guilty to three house break-ins and a car-stealing offence.

One of his alleged co-offenders in the car-stealing event was a 17-year-old girl arrested in Murgon, 470km south of Rockhampton, earlier this month.

She will appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court at a later date.

These arrests follow a juvenile crime spree in the Rockhampton region in the past month.

Police have charged more than 20 children with related offences.

The Morning Bulletin obtained the information on the 14-year-old's court appearance from a victim who had been informed by police and the courts.



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