War medals stolen in lead up to Remembrance Day
YOUTH CRIME SPREE
FOUR teenagers have been charged overnight following the theft of war medals from a Port Douglas property.
Police allege five boys, aged from 15 to 17 years, broke into a property in Solander Boulevard at Port Douglas sometime after 11am yesterday.
Along with the war medals, the boys also stole car keys to a luxury vehicle in which they made their getaway from the property.
A witness told Police they saw the boys fleeing from the luxury vehicle on the side of the Captain Cook Highway sometime later.
The witness investigated the area and recovered the stolen wartime memorabilia discarded on the side of the road.
Police believe the group also stole and damaged a second vehicle from a property in Endeavour Street Port Douglas, which was later recovered on the Mossman-Mount Molloy Road.
Following the trail of stolen vehicles, police located four of the boys hiding under a bridge in Goldsborough, south of Cairns.
The boys were taken into custody and a search conducted by police revealed a quantity of cannabis and drug utensils from the location where the boys were found.
Two 15-year-old boys from White Rock and Woree, two boys aged 15 and 17 from Manunda, and a 16-year-old boy from Edmonton were charged with more than 20 offences including burglary, attempted burglary, and drug offences.
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