Two girls charged over string of burglaries

Adam PoulsenGeraldton Guardian
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Police have charged two teenage girls from Rangeway over burglaries at three Geraldton businesses dating back to December last year.

The girls, both aged 14, were initially charged on January 23 over a burglary at a Supre store on Durlacher Street early that morning.

A patron at the nearby Jetts 24-hour gym called police after he allegedly saw the girls break a window and enter the store.

Geraldton Police Station operations manager, Sergeant Drue Pardoe, said police allegedly found the girls nearby with clothes stolen in the burglary.

After making further inquiries police raided the girls’ homes at the weekend, arresting both over a further two burglaries.

Sgt Pardoe said the girls allegedly broke a window and entered Stirlings Shopping Centre in December, although nothing was stolen.

He said they also allegedly broke a window to gain entry to a Cotton On store in Marine Terrace, to steal clothes, earlier this month.

A 14-year-old Rangeway girl was charged with one count of aggravated burglary with intent, one count of aggravated burglary and commit, and two counts of stealing.

Another 14-year-old girl was charged with one count of aggravated burglary with intent, one count of aggravated burglary and commit, and one count of stealing.

Both will face Geraldton Children’s Court at a later date.

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