Geraldton police arrest juveniles accused of stealing cable-tied ashtray and car keys from a Beresford home

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
Geraldton police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Chris Martin.
Camera IconGeraldton police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Chris Martin. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardi/RegionalHUB

Two juvenile boys accused of raiding a Beresford home on Sunday, stealing hire vehicle keys, a laptop bag and an ashtray cable tied to a veranda were captured on CCTV and arrested.

On Sunday, between 8pm and 6am, Geraldton police say two juvenile boys aged 15 and 17 allegedly gained entry to a double-storey unit on George Road, Beresford through an unlocked front door.

Officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin said the accused stole a set of car keys to a Honda SUV hire car and a laptop bag from a kitchen bench upstairs.

“An ashtray that was cable-tied to the upstairs rear veranda was also stolen,” he alleged.

Sen Sgt Martin said the accused were captured on CCTV in the area and were subsequently arrested a “short time later” in Beresford.

“This is another good example of how useful CCTV can be in protecting your home property and identifying local (alleged) offenders,” he said.

A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were both charged with burglary and commit, stealing and credit card fraud.

They will appear in court at a later date.

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