Man charged with Millars Well burglaries, stealings

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Karratha Detectives investigating a spate of burglaries and stealings in Millars Well have charged an 18-year-old man with more than 60 offences.
Camera IconKarratha Detectives investigating a spate of burglaries and stealings in Millars Well have charged an 18-year-old man with more than 60 offences. Credit: The West Australian, Simon Santi

A Karratha man has been charged with more than 60 offences in relation to a spate of burglaries and stealings in the North West town.

Karratha Detectives, who charged the 18-year-old today, will allege he broke into 32 houses in the Karratha suburb of Millars Well between April and June this year.

The charges include 28 counts of stealing, 25 counts of home burglary and four counts of home burglary with intent.

The man is also facing three counts of aggravated home burglary and two counts of trespass.

Police reportedly identified the alleged offender, who was unknown to them, using CCTV footage and by tracking foreign currency stolen from some homes.

Karratha police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Andy Stevens said the alleged offending had been prolific.

“This is one of the more significant burglary cases I’ve seen in my time in Karratha because of the sheer number of burglaries involved, the period of time of offending and the difficulty in identifying the alleged offender,” he said.

The accused is due to appear before the Karratha Magistrate’s Court today.

Police are continuing their inquiries and have asked anyone with further information to come forward.

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