Youths broke in to fund drugs

THREE youths as young as 14 have been arrested following a spate of break-ins at Kingscliff.

Police described their haul as an “Aladdin’s Cave,” including jewellery, laptops and TVs.

Tweed Byron Commander Superintendent Michael Kenny said the male trio – aged 14, 15 and 16 – had been stealing to fund their drug habit.

“The juveniles were opportunistic in their thieving. We’re concerned about links to sell these stolen goods for drugs and that there is a wider problem of youth and illicit drugs,” he said.

Supt Kenny said the arrests by the Target Action Group on Thursday followed the arrests of one man on 39 break-and-enter offences, and two others on receiving stolen goods.

The youths are now under 6pm to 6am curfews. They were charged with a total of 14 offences.

Anyone with property stolen should contact Tweed police.



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