ACT Policing have apprehended a 13–year–old and 11-year-old boy after they caused approximately $20,000 damage to a house in Oxley.
About 1.00pm on Sunday 12 June, a neighbour heard smashing noises coming from the house and contacted Police knowing the owners were away.
On arrival, police saw two boys running from the rear of the premise through the fence and apprehended them a short distance from the house.
Both boys were arrested and taken to Tuggeranong Police Station for interview’s and later released into custody of their parents.
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Police entered the house with the owners who had returned from Cooma, NSW where they had been staying.
Inside Police observed extensive damage to the house including the ceiling, holes in walls, furniture and belongings smashed on the floor, graffiti throughout, uneaten food, faeces and food on the walls, and drug paraphernalia.
Police suspect the boys had been squatting in the house for a number of days.
The two are summonsed to appear in the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.