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Police have detained four young people over a break-in spree in Murwillumbah over the weekend.

And they are still on the lookout for three males seen running away from Bilambil Public school after alarms were set off in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Between 6pm on Friday (June 30) and 11.30am on July 1, four 14-year-olds broke into Murwillumbah High School, Scout Hall and the Information Centre.

Police say they caused significant damage to windows and graffitied the walls. Some ‘insignificant items’ were stolen from the premises and were located on them when they were arrested.

Police are still awaiting results of forensic testing and are continuing their investigation.

At 1am on Thursday (June 29), a number of alarms were activated at Bilambil Public School.

Security reported hearing people inside a storage room and contacted police.

Meanwhile three males emerged from the storage room and were seen running away.

Police found graffiti on walls and tables inside the room and reported locating ‘remnants of cannabis’.

They are currently awaiting the results of fingerprint tests.

Anyone with any knowledge of this incident please is asked to contact police.

As a result of these incidents they have called for all communities to remain vigilant around their local schools during the school holidays and report any suspicious behaviour.

 


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