Hungry burglar allegedly steals chicken sandwiches

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A man charged over a string of burglaries allegedly made off with nothing but a handful of chicken sandwiches when he allegedly broke into a Meekatharra service station yesterday.

The 22-year-old Mount Magnet man has also been charged in relation to two other burglaries, stealing offences, and using stolen credit cards.

Police will allege he broke into the Shell Express on the Great Northern Highway in Meekatharra about 4am.

He is also accused of breaking into a Trinfield Court property in Meekatharra the same morning, however nothing was reported stolen.

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Meekatharra police will also allege he broke into a Toowong Street property in Bayswater on September 19 and stole a handbag containing credit cards, which he then allegedly used to buy cigarettes.

He has also been accused of stealing from a Bassendeen liquor store on two separate occasions.

Police arrested the man in Meekatharra yesterday afternoon after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public.

He was remanded in custody and charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary, two counts of stealing, two counts of fraud, and one count of burglary with intent to steal.

He will face Carnarvon Magistrates Court via video link from Greenough Regional Prison on October 23.

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