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Geraldton Senior Highschool burglary targets push bikes for the second time this year with up to 15 suspects

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
Acting Senior Sergeant Stuart Gerreyn of the WA Police Mid West Gascoyne District.
Camera IconActing Senior Sergeant Stuart Gerreyn of the WA Police Mid West Gascoyne District. Credit: Phoebe Pin/Supplied

A group of up to 15 juveniles are allegedly responsible for breaking into a Geraldton high school and stealing physical equipment for the second time in just four months.

About 1am on Monday, September 12 police responded to a domestic violence incident at the GRAMS Reserve Park in Rangeway when they discovered a burglary had occurred at Geraldton Senior High School.

Geraldton police acting officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Stuart Gerreyn alleged up to 15 juveniles were involved in the incident, with three suspects identified so far.

“Police are currently trying to locate the three identified suspects,” he said.

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It is alleged the accused juveniles were able to force open the roller door to a storage shed where the bikes were located. The padlock remained in tact.

Sen. Sgt Gerreyn said police were awaiting CCTV footage to better understand how many pushbikes were stolen from the scene. So far police have recovered three stolen bikes. It is unconfirmed how many push bikes were stolen at this stage.

This is the second time that Geraldton Senior High School has been targeted in recent months. In May this year up to 30 mountain bikes were stolen from the locked gymnasium.

At that time, officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin said police believed the suspects could be students at the school due to knowledge of the building layout and where the bicycles were kept.

Police will have more information in coming days once the CCTV footage is reviewed.

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