Teens Attempting to Steal Vehicle From Banyo Residence Tracked by Dog Squad

A dog squad from Hendra Station was able to successfully track two of three teens who allegedly broke into a house in Banyo and attempted to steal a vehicle. All three youth offenders have been charged with burglary offences.

At approximately 9.30 pm on 24 November 2022, police were alerted to an attempted burglary and car theft at a Banyo residence. Three teenagers were disturbed by the owner of the house whilst attempting to steal a vehicle. Two of them ran from the residence.

Multiple crews from Hendra Station with their dog squad cordoned the area off and tracked the offenders who attempted to escape.

Investigations revealed that two of the youth offenders had allegedly broken into the residence the previous day and stolen car keys, returning the next day to attempt to steal the car.

A 13-year-old Nudgee boy, a 13-year-old Sandgate girl, and a 15-year-old Bracken Ridge girl will appear in Brisbane Children’s Court to face burglary charges.

Youths Attempting to Steal Vehicle From a Banyo Residence Tracked by Dog Squad
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Police said that house-breaking, also called a break and enter or burglary, is one of the most common crimes and can occur at any time of the day or night.

Residents are then advised to regularly assess their home security, introduce targeted security measures and make changes to their everyday behaviours to help keep one’s home safe.

Good home security makes it easy for an offender to be seen, difficult for an offender to gain entry, difficult for an offender to exit with your property, and difficult for an offender to gain benefit from your property.

Have any information for the police? Please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form. Or report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.