Teen in court over Canberra burglary


A 17-year-old boy – serving a suspended sentence for grievous bodily harm, as well as a good behaviour order for assaulting a police officer – has allegedly committed an aggravated burglary in Rivett.

Police allege, the incident happened Sunday night.

They CCTV footage shows the teen using a rock to break into the front glass door of a house before allegedly making his way to a bedroom and ransacking the room.

A woman in the residence approached the bedroom and was allegedly assaulted as she tried to remove the teen.

It’s further alleged, the 17 year old stole some clothing, kicked her vehicle and threatened to stab her before leaving the location.

The teen is set to appear in the ACT Children’s Court today and has been charged with burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, minor theft, and two counts damage property not exceeding $5000.

ACT Policing will oppose bail.

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