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Police Overnight Crime Wrap – 22 March 2023

Unlawful use of motor vehicle, Cairns

Officers from the Cairns Tactical Crime Squad yesterday (March 21) located and arrested an 18-year-old Edmonton man.

It will be alleged the man has been actively involved in several break-ins and unlawful use of motor vehicles for the past three weeks.

Police will allege around 7 am on March 4, a Honda CR-V was stolen from a Redlynch home.

It will be further alleged around 7.15 am, the CR-V was seen travelling along Martyn Street with the man identified as a passenger.

On March 6, the man was allegedly involved in a burglary at a Landsborough drive, Smithfield home; entry was gained by forcing a door before keys were stolen and left in the occupant’s Rav 4.

The 18-year-old was yesterday charged with 18 offences, including six counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, five counts of stealing, four counts of attempted enter a dwelling, and one counts each of entering a dwelling, entering premises, and failing to take reasonable care and precaution in relation to syringe or needle. His bail was denied, and he will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Robbery, Cairns City

A 14-year-old Mooroobool girl was arrested yesterday (March 21) after an investigation was commenced in relation to an alleged robbery on March 16. It will be alleged around 9 pm on March 16, the girl, along with others, chased another 14-year-old Smithfield girl along Lake Street, yelling abuse and threatening to assault her.

The girl ran into a restaurant and hid in the toilets but was located by the group. The Mooroobool girl allegedly threatened the girl before stealing her mobile phone. Yesterday police arrested the girl after they were called to an alleged assault on Abbott Street.

She has been charged with one count each of robbery, common assault and unlawful possession of the suspected stolen property.

Investigations continue.

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the suspicious online activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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