Teens interviewed over Portsea thefts

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TWO brothers aged 13 and 15 have been interviewed and could face charges over 11 alleged burglaries in the Portsea area. Detectives say they expect to speak with three more teenagers over alleged thefts from sheds at holiday houses and residential properties.

Detective Senior Constable Clayton Beckhouse, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the charges would relate to allegedly stolen power tools, a kayak, bikes, a motor scooter, and even the attempted theft of a car.

He will allege the stolen items were stored in a vacant house in Wattle Grove, Portsea. “We did a warrant at a house where the boys lived and later attended another house where allegedly stolen property was recovered,” Detective Beckhouse said.

He said residents provided police with information which helped identify the boys.

First published in the Western Port News – 3 October 2017

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