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Visting teens charged over burglaries
Visting teens charged over burglaries

Two teenagers visiting Shark Bay have been charged over a series of burglaries in which electrical equipment, tools and quad bikes were stolen.

The burglaries occurred over the past week.

Police said a 15-year-old boy from Meadow Springs and a 16-year-old boy from South Yunderup have been charged with nine counts of aggravated burglary and are due to appear in court on February 21.

Several burglaries were reported.

Significant damage was caused to each of the premises, included a floating pontoon, industrial sheds, a school, and a volunteer emergency service compound.

Officers from Shark Bay and Carnarvon police stations investigated the burglaries after they received information about a boat of interest being towed out of town.

Shark Bay police conducted patrols of the area and located the boat being towed about 120km south of the townsite.

Officers searched the vehicle that was towing the boat and allegedly found stolen items linked to the burglaries.