Teen charged with 17 offences over alleged crime spree in far north NSW

A TEENAGE boy has been charged, accused of playing a role in a major crime spree across far north New South Wales.

A taskforce was set up earlier this month to look into a string of home and vehicle break ins and fraud offences that occurred across the Kingscliff and Casuarina areas in the early hours of March 24 and 25 last year.

It’s understood property was taken from the homes. Two Audi motor vehicles and a LandCruiser were also stolen.


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Operation Marauder has already seen 20 people charged with more than 70 offences.

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old male attended Tweed Heads Police Station with his guardian and he was arrested a charged with 77 offences. They include two counts each of enter dwelling with intent-steal, steal motor vehicle, larceny, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner and dispose property stolen outside NSW.

He was also charged with three counts each of be carried in conveyance taken without consent and driver never held licence. He also faces one count of fraud.

He has been refused bail and will appear in a children’s court at Tweed Heads today.

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