Teens charged over retirement village burglaries

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TWO teenagers are due to appear in court next month in relation to burglaries at a Merriwa retirement village, including theft of jewellery that belonged to a resident’s late wife.

Clarkson police acting Senior Sergeant Darren Lumb said officers had charged two 17-year-old boys with 10 offences each after about six homes were burgled at RAAFA Cambrai Village.

Sgt Lumb said officers responding to a report of suspicious behaviour apprehended the suspects and recovered most of the sentimental items taken during break-ins between 1.09am and 2.30am on June 15.

He said in one incident, the boys allegedly went into an elderly man’s deceased wife’s bedroom and took her jewellery.

Sgt Lumb said one of the officers, Senior Constable Rob Rixon, found some jewellery buried in dirt near a tree.

The two boys faced Perth Children’s Court on burglary, stealing and vehicle theft charges on July 12 and are due to reappear on August 12.

Police investigate home burglary, vehicle theft

CLARKSON police are investigating a Merriwa burglary in which a car was damaged and moved so another could be stolen.

Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Lumb said thieves took a wallet, phone and laptop from a Sunvest Place property about midnight on July 14.

Sgt Lumb said they used a brick to break a car window, put that car into neutral and rolled it back to steal another vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was a white 2006 Ford Courier ute with registration number 1CFH 080.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.