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Boy was on bail and probation during car theft crime spree | The Courier

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A 16-year-old boy who stole five vehicles, items from shops and damaged property while on bail has been released from youth detention. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in the dock of a Children’s Court last week to be sentenced. He pleaded guilty to a string of charges on April 23, including five counts of car theft of which some vehicles were of a high value and located in Ballarat. The prosecution withdrew all aggravated burglary charges relating to the car thefts against the boy. The teenager’s offending occurred from November 25 to April 6, while he was on probation, and he was remanded in youth detention three times during that period. On December 25, the teenager stole a $40,800…



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