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Teenage trio allegedly stole five vehicles face 30 charges

Three Roma teenagers have fronted court charged with a staggering 30 offences after allegedly breaking into multiple Roma homes and stealing five motor vehicles.

One of the three, a 15-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently remanded in a Brisbane Youth Correctional Facility after his bail was denied in the Roma Children’s Court on March 10.

The Western Star understands he pleaded guilty in the Roma Children’s Court last year for stealing a motor vehicle.

Roma police allege between 2am and 2.30am on Tuesday, March 9, the three boys stole two cars from a Foott Street residence before abandoning them in a nearby street.

Sergeant Chris Keenan said one of the vehicles was damaged but not be written off.

Then between 7pm on March 8 and 3.45am on March 9, the three boys allegedly entered a yard on Conroy Street and wheeled two motorbikes out of the garage, then abandoned them in a nearby street.

Police also allege the trio stole a Toyota Hilux parked on a driveway on Cottell Street between the same hours.

The vehicle was unlocked and keys were inside the car.

Police located the car the next day and it was not damaged.

The three were charged with stealing two Toyota Hiluxs, one Landrover and two motorbikes.

The three boys fronted the Roma Children’s Court on Monday, March 15 but did not entered a plea.

The 15-year-old was further remanded in custody and had to appear in court today Wednesday, March 17.

He was charged with five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence and driving without a licence from March 9.

He was further charged with entering a premise and committing an indictable offence, driving without a licence, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving an uninsured vehicle on March 5.

And driving without due care and attention on February 28.

A 15-year-old was charged with five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count of unlawful possession of suspected stolen property and two counts of entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence and driving a motor vehicle without a licence.

His matter was adjourned until April 19 and he is on conditional bail.

The 14-year-old was charged with five counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of enter a dwelling and commit an indictable offence and driving without a licence.

His matter was also adjourned to April 19 and is on conditional bail.

Roma Police are reminding residents to lock their cars and homes, even if they are home.

Officers are telling locals to please refrain from keeping cars unlocked and keys nearby.


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