Teen charged after break-in spree

A 16-YEAR-old boy has been charged in relation to a crime spree in Gracemere on Wednesday.

Yesterday the teen was granted bail in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

Gracemere police Officer-in-charge Sergeant Ray Pimm said the boy was charged with offences including burglary, breaking into cars and drug-related offences.

During the spree a house and two cars were broken into on Broadhurst Drive and a whipper snipper and leather bag were taken. They were recovered by police after a neighbour spotted the offender dropping the gear and fleeing.

A large quantity of alcohol and three bikes were stolen from a house on Arthur Street nearby. The alcohol and two of the bikes were later recovered.

The boy was caught riding one of the stolen bikes.

Police have also had reports of portable GPSs and ash trays with coins stolen from unlocked cars.

Sergeant Pimm urged residents to ensure their cars were locked at all times and valuables were taken out.

Sergeant Pimm said police were yesterday investigating other suspects in relation to the spree in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

It comes after six complaints of wilful damage from Gracemere residents late last month.

One car was jumped on, causing damage to the roof and bonnet and a fence kicked in by brazen offenders.

Sergeant Pimm said at this stage of the investigation they believe both crimes could be linked.

Anyone with information that may assist police with Wednesday’s spree should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gracemere Police Station on 4933 1811.



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