A 13-year-old boy has been charged with two serious offences after an alleged break-and-enter in Northbridge.
Police will allege that at 3:08 am last Thursday (3/11), the teen and three other unknown persons entered the front yard of a house on Minnamurra Road, Northbridge.
“They walked up to the front door of the premises; however, they were disturbed by a dog that barked from within the residence and left the area,” a police spokesperson said.
A short time later, the boy and his accomplices allegedly entered a home on Dalmeny Road, Northbridge, through a closed but unlocked door.
“Police will allege that after rifling through several drawers in the kitchen area, likely looking for keys to motor vehicles, they left without taking anything,” Police said.
The property was occupied at the time by the owners.
At about 4:50 pm on November 3, a search warrant was executed by Police at the boy’s address. During the search of the premises, clothing depicted in CCTV footage during the offending was located.
The boy was charged, and bail refused by Police after he appeared before Surry Hills Children’s Court the following day.
Investigations into the co-offenders are ongoing, and Detectives attached to North Shore Police Area Command are asking anyone with CCTV/dashcam to contact North Shore Police on 9414 8499.
They also remind the public of the importance of locking and securing their houses and vehicles, particularly overnight.
The 13-year-old boy was refused bail and police investigations are ongoing.