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Arrest made following Westcourt burglary


A boys has been charged over the burglary of a Westcourt home.

Police were contacted after the boy was spotted allegedly attempting to gain entry to a Collinson Street home at 11.30am yesterday.

A description of the offender was provided to police that assisted with finding him a short time later in Curtain Street.

It will be alleged the boy gained entry to the home after forcing open a window, before he stole cash and keys.

He then allegedly damaged and stole a security camera from the backyard.

When located, the boy allegedly had keys to the home and cash in his possession along with a screwdriver and dangerous drugs.

He was arrested and later charged with burglary, stealing, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of house-breaking implements and outstanding matters which included fraud, receiving tainted property and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

His bail was denied and he is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Children’s Court this month.