Burglary charges after crash

Senior Sergeant Brendan Moore said the home’s owner was in the house when the thieves entered by a back door.

The resident heard noises and investigated but did not find any intruders.

However, CCTV in the area provided police with pictures of the burglars.

Two days later, police arrested two of the alleged burglars after a car crash at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Terrace Road in Midland.

A Seville Grove man (21), was charged with driving a stolen car without a licence.

A girl who had tried to escape after the crash was charged with receiving stolen property and fraud. She allegedly tried to sell stolen items at Cash Converters in Armadale.

Sgt Moore said the boy, considered a “high priority juvenile offender”, escaped from the crash but was identified by officers monitoring CCTV in the Perth CBD.

He was arrested on March 2.

A significant amount of stolen property from the Blencowe Street burglary had been recovered.

The boy was charged with three counts of aggravated burglary, stealing a motor vehicle and stealing, and will appear at Perth Children’s Court at a later date.