Car break-in spree: Freddo kidnapped, teens charged

TWO teenagers have been arrested after more than 20 cars at East Ballina were broken into last night.

Posting on their Facebook page, police officers from the Richmond Local Area Command said two teenagers were seen walking through Barwen Street and The Terrace, checking for unlocked car doors as they went.

Many opened for the young bandits, yielding wallets and other items - such as two boxes containing a total of 200 Freddo frogs.

Police said complaints were still being lodged about the thefts and number of cars known to have been broken into - already more than 20 - was still rising.

Officers caught two teens, aged 18 and 17, along with all the chocolate frogs. The 18-year-old has been charged with stealing offences. The 17-year-old was being dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Anyone whose car was broken into at East Ballina last night should phone Ballina Police on 6681 8699. Police reminded car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables, even when parking at home.


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