TAS Business and Home burglary charges in North West

Friday, 24 October 2014 – 9:48 am.

Around $10,000 worth of property, a stolen motor vehicle and a number of firearms have been recovered by Devonport CIB Detectives relating to a number of business and home burglaries in recent weeks.

On Tuesday afternoon Detectives from Devonport CIB and Uniform Police attended an address in Penguin and took two men into custody.

A 19 year old male from Devonport was sought in relation to burglaries of businesses at Sheffield, Gunns Plains and Riana in early October as well as a series of burglaries from residences in Hawley and the Ulverstone area, specifically Lobster Creek Road and Preston.

He was subsequently charged with a number of counts of aggravated burglary, burglary, stealing and fraud related offences and remanded in custody to next appear at the Devonport Magistrates court on 19 November 2014.

A 25 year old Ulverstone man was charged with Dangerous Driving and was remanded in custody to appear at the Devonport Magistrates court on 6 November 2014.

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”This series of crime is a timely reminder for business and home owners alike to reassess and where needed improve the security measures they have in place, especially when leaving their premises for extended periods of time.” said Detective Acting Inspector Richard Chugg.

Anyone with information in relation to these matters is asked to contact Devonport CIB on 64784036 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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