David Stuart

Teens charged over alleged Cyclone Marcia looting

TWO juvenile boys and a young man have this afternoon been charged after allegedly breaking into a bottle shop in Yeppoon following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Around 2am this morning police will allege that whilst conducting patrols they found a 17-year-old male and two juvenile boys with 11 bottles of alcohol in their possession.

Police will be alleging that around midnight the boys and young man broke into a liquor store on Rockhampton Road, Yeppoon.

A 17-year-old Kawana man was charged with one count of enter premise and commit indictable offence and will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on the 9th of March.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with one count of enter premise and commit indictable offence and stealing.

He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with one count of enter premise and commit indictable offence and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Additional police resources have been brought into Yeppoon and Rockhampton to ensure that property security is maintained in these areas.

 


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