Youth crime spree from Cassowary Coast to Townsville

October 31, 2022 6:58 am in by


Five boys have been arrested over offences committed in Townsville and the Cassowary Coast.

Around 5am on October 26, a vehicle was stolen from a Castor Street, Mourilyan address.

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The burned out vehicle was later located by police on Cambridge Street in Vincent on October 27.

Between 11pm October 26 and 3am October 27, the boys allegedly entered a home on Ellsworth Drive at Mount Louisa, where keys were allegedly used to steal a vehicle.

Around 8.50am on October 27, it is alleged that two boys used the vehicle in the armed robbery of a bottle shop at Shaw.

Police located the car and five boys a short time later.

A 15-year-old Edmonton boy and a 16-year-old Atherton boy have each been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

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A 16-year-old North Mackay boy was charged with one count of possessing a drug utensil.

A 15-year-old Kelso boy and a 17-year-old Tully boy have been charged with burglary, enter premises, and armed robbery.

The 17-year-old Tully boy was further charged with stealing from a Tully supermarket on October 10.

All five boys will appear at the Townsville Childrens Court at a later date.