Three teens have been charged following a break and enter and crash in Sydney’s west last week.
About 2.15am on Thursday 31 August 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Windsor Road and Barina Downs Road, Norwest.
Officers from The Hills Police Area Command attended and located the vehicle unoccupied.
Inquiries established that the vehicle had been stolen a short time earlier from a Kellyville address, along with three other vehicles.
A crime was established, and officers under Strike Force Sweetenham, commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following extensive inquiries, two separate search warrants were executed at properties in Constitution Hill on Friday 1 September 2023.
At a property on May Street, police arrested two teenage boys, both aged 16, who were taken to Merrylands Police Station.
During the search, police located and seized car keys and mobile phones.
One boy was charged with nine offences including four counts of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, four counts of aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence-in company-steal, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
The other boy was charged with five offences including aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence -in company -steal, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and take & drive conveyance without consent of owner.
Both boys were refused bail and appeared before a Children’s Court on Saturday 2 September 2023, where they were both granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court tomorrow (Thursday 5 September 2023).
During the second search warrant executed at a property on Killylea Way, a 15-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Merrylands Police Station.
He was charged with seven offences including two counts of aggravation break and enter commit serious indictable offence-in company-steal, two counts of take & drive conveyance without consent of owner, two counts of enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
He was refused bail and appeared before a Children’s Court on Sunday 3 September 2023, where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 12 September 2023.
Investigators have also charged the teens over their alleged involvement in multiple break and enters across the Kellyville, Longueville, and Russell Lea areas.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information into this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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