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Young person arrested after spate of alleged vehicle thefts – Kingscliff

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A teenager has been charged with 26 offences after an investigation by the Tweed/Byron Police.

On Monday, 16 January, 2023, detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District commenced an investigation after a spike in stolen motor vehicles and related offences throughout the district.

About 1pm on Tuesday 17 January 2023, inquiries led detectives to a property at Kingscliff, where they located a vehicle that was allegedly stolen from a property at Nerang, Queensland.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the property and taken to Kingscliff Police Station.

A subsequent search of the property revealed several allegedly stolen items.

A mobile phone was also seized, with footage on the device revealing further alleged offences.

He was charged with 26 offences including four counts of break and enter house etc steal value (<$60,000), eight counts of take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, five counts of goods suspected stolen in/on premises (not motor vehicle), three counts of enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, two counts of drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, possess prohibited drug, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Wednesday, 22 February.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District are continuing investigations.

Investigators wish to thank the community for their assistance with this matter.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.

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