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Oxley kiddie thieves nabbed

By johnboy - 11 June 2012 23

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.

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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Slice 8:17 pm 13 Jun 12

These guys are heros, fighting against ‘the system’. All this left-wing/ right wing hand-wringing indicates a lack of strength, ewoks will kill you all…………..

Parkway Parker 5:33 pm 13 Jun 12

“…released into the custody of the parents”, that doesn’t sound like a top notch idea.

Horrible for the poor family who live in the house.

GardeningGirl 5:58 pm 12 Jun 12

poetix said :

They are so very young, which makes it perhaps more forgivable, and the emphasis has to be on helping them to change.

It’s not forgivable due to their youth, they’re old enough to know it’s wrong. I must admit though I did momentarily wonder what it feels like to be 11 years old and illegally occupying a strangers home for days and nobody cares enough to come looking for you. What those kids don’t need is the system excusing their actions because they’re legally too young to be held accountable, they deserve a second second second second chance, they suffer from a diagnosis of challenging behaviours, they come from a family background of illnesses around drug/alcohol issues, etc, etc. What they do need is someone telling them we care about ensuring you grow up as happy healthy decent worthwhile members of society.

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