Two teens charged after spate of home break-ins at Bowen
Two teens have been charged after a spate of break-ins at Bowen homes, with alcohol, cash and personal items being swiped.
Bowen Police officer-in-charge Craig Shepherd said four break-ins occurred around the Bowen CBD and surrounding residential areas between New Year's Eve and Jan 3.
"As a result of that rising number police commenced an operation targeting those offences using Bowen uniform police and CIB detectives," Senior Sergeant Shepherd said.
The operation led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Bowen man and 14-year-old boy.
The 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of break and enter as well as one count of trespass.
He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Bowen Magistrates Court on January 19.
The 14-year-old boy is facing four charges of break and enter as well as two charges of receiving stolen property and one of possessing drug utensils.
He has been held in custody and is due to appear in Proserpine Children's Court today.
Sen-Sergeant Shepherd said police were continuing to conduct inquiries and more offenders were expected to be charged.
He reminded people to ensure their car keys were hidden away and their doors and windows were locked to help prevent break-ins.
"Yes it's hot and humid but we need to be vigilant with home security," Sen-Sgt Shepherd said.
Anyone with information about suspicious behaviour in the Bowen area over the past week or with CCTV footage that could help police is encouraged to phone Bowen Police on 4720 4555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.