Teen charged with killing elderly woman’s dog during home break-in

An elderly woman has woken to find her home burgled and her pet dog stabbed to death following a break-in in Brisbane’s south last week.

Police have now charged a teenage boy over the incident after arresting him in Logan.

The 17-year-old is accused of breaking into the home at Upper Mount Gravatt sometime between the evening of May 19 and the morning of May 20.


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Police allege he began rummaging through a number of rooms before entering a bedroom where an 80-year-old woman was sleeping.

The boy found the woman’s small two-year-old dog, allegedly stabbing the pet multiple times.

He then fled the home with a number of the woman’s items, including jewellery.

The teen from Daisy Hill was arrested at a home in Woodridge on Tuesday.

He’s been charged with six counts of burglary and commit indictable offence, four counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of serious animal cruelty, obstruct Police and failure to take precaution in respect to a syringe.

The boy will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.