Two kids aged 13 and 14 are among four people who have been charged following investigations into alleged car thefts and other property offences across Far Northern NSW and the Gold Coast.
The pair were taken into custody at a home on Leisure Drive in Banora Point yesterday afternoon after officers found a car key at the property which belonged to a blue Toyota Corolla stolen from a Queensland address.
A second stolen vehicle, a silver Lexus, was later found at a home on Dundee Drive in Banora Point.
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The two boys were charged with two counts of receive property stolen outside NSW greater than $15,000, and one count of possess implements to enter/drive conveyance.
Both teens were refused bail to face a children’s court today.
Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man and 21-year-old man were also arrested yesterday after being stopped by police who were patrolling Tweed Heads South.
It’s understood the younger man attempted to flee when he spotted officers, forcing them to chase him down.
“The man continued to resist arrest before being restrained; during the arrest, a senior officer received minor injuries,” NSW Police said.
A search of the older man also uncovered a set of knuckle dusters.
Both men were taken to Tweed Heads Police station, where the 19-year-old was charged with an outstanding warrant, two counts of goods in custody, two counts of resist officer, and one count each of assault officer, possess prohibited drug and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.
The 21-year-old was charged with assault police and possess prohibited weapon.
Commander of the Tweed Byron Police District, Acting Superintendent Brendon Cullen, said police will continue to target repeat offenders within the district.
“Stolen motor vehicles have seen a spike in the Tweed/Byron area in recent weeks. We are determined to disrupt those people who enter our community and steal motor vehicles,” Acting Supt Cullen said.
“Tweed Byron Police, with the assistance of our cross-border neighbours at the Gold Coast, will be actively pursuing and targeting offenders who continue to commit crimes in NSW and QLD.”