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Youths break into home to steal puppies

A PAIR of youths have been arrested after breaking into a home on Accatino Close and stealing four two-week old Golden Retriever puppies as well as a car and jewellery.

Officers were called to the residence after it was broken into around midday yesterday.

Shortly afterwards police located the stolen vehicle abandoned on Blackbird Close at Bentley Park however the puppies were not in the car.

At 9.55pm last night, police attended a residence in Woree and located a 16-year-old Woree boy in possession of one of the stolen puppies, he was taken into custody and the puppy was immediately returned to the owner.

The 16-year-old boy was later charged with entering a dwelling and receiving tainted property and was further charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and entering a dwelling for unrelated matters. He was refused police bail and is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Childrens Court.

At around 2am this morning, November 16, police attended an Edmonton home and located a 16-year-old Bentley Park boy alleged to be involved in the theft of the puppies.

Police located one of the puppies hidden under a bed along with jewellery and clothing from the Edmonton home – the puppy was immediately returned to the owner.

The 16-year-old Bentley Park boy was charged with entering a dwelling and receiving tainted property. He was refused police bail and is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Childrens Court.

Police a still searching for two female puppies, investigations are continuing regarding other offenders. Anyone with information that may assist police is urged to immediately contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference QP2301907638.

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