19 November 2018

Two teenagers to face court for vandalism spree at Grammar schools

| Lachlan Roberts
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CCTV still released by ACT Policing on the 13 July.

Two 17-year-old boys will face the ACT Children’s Court today (19 November) after the pair went on a rampage at two of the ACT’s elite private schools earlier this year.

Two masked and hooded offenders armed with baseball bats allegedly smashed more than 100 windows at Canberra Grammar School in Red Hill and the nearby Canberra Girls Grammar School in Deakin, as well as attacking the Girls Grammar Rowing Centre in Yarralumla in the early hours of 9 July.

Police will allege the duo vandalised the school premises in Deakin, Red Hill, Yarralumla and a Manuka café by shattering 138 building and vehicle windows, causing in excess of $100,000 damage.

Thanks to information received from the public, police executed search warrants in Griffith and Ainslie where they obtained information that led to the summons being issued.

The teenagers have each been charged with six counts of joint commission of damaging property.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who responded to their request for information following the incident.

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