What police are calling a ‘crime spree’ has seen a teenage boy charged with several break and enter offences in the Byron Bay area.
Police will allege that the 14-year-old boy and another unknown person, entered several properties on Carlyle and Cowper streets, Byron Bay between 1.30pm and 4pm on Monday May 13.
During this time, the pair stole numerous items, including a scooter, three tablet devices and cash.
About 5.40pm, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District arrested the boy on Jonson Street, Byron Bay following a foot pursuit. The second person fled the scene.
The lad was taken to Byron Bay Police Station and charged with three counts of break, enter and steal, three counts of entering land with intent, and one count each of intimidation and stealing from a dwelling.
He was refused bail to face a Children’s Court today (Tuesday 14 May 2019).
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.