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Five Charged Following Mataranka Crime Spree

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Northern Territory Police have charged multiple persons in relation to property offences in Mataranka.

Four licensed premises were unlawfully entered on numerous occasions between 14 December 2018 and 10 May 2018. Police estimate that approximately $20,000 worth of alcohol was stolen during these unlawful entries.

Police investigations led to the identification of several alleged offenders however police believe the persons were actively avoiding police.

Two male offenders, aged 33 and 18, were arrested, charged and bailed to appear in court at later dates.

Three further offenders were arrested following an unlawful entry at a supermarket on May 10. One of the males was located with some of the stolen alcohol in the backpack he was wearing.

A 28-year-old male was charged with:

2x Unlawful entry
2x Stealing
2x Damage Property
1x Breach of Bail

A 23-year-old male was charged with:

5x Unlawful Entry
5x Stealing
1x Damage Property

A 20-year-old male was charged with:

5x Unlawful Entry
5x Stealing
1x Damage Property

The three males appeared in Katherine Local Court yesterday.

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