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Broome boy to relocate to Perth after aggravated home burglary of elderly man

Katya MinnsBroome Advertiser
The 16-year-old boy faced Broome’s Children’s Court on Friday, May 26 on four counts of aggravated home burglary and attempted armed robbery. 
Camera IconThe 16-year-old boy faced Broome’s Children’s Court on Friday, May 26 on four counts of aggravated home burglary and attempted armed robbery.  Credit: Tom Zaunmayr/Broome Advertiser

A 16-year-old Broome boy accused of breaking into the home of an elderly man and wielding a shovel at him, causing him to fall and require medical assistance, has been granted bail to relocate to Perth.

The boy faced Broome’s Children’s Court on Friday, May 26 on four counts of aggravated home burglary and attempted armed robbery.

The court heard on May 21 about 2:30pm, he entered the 85-year-old man’s home and stole his wallet and phone, preventing the man from calling police.

Four days later, he returned to the man’s home with an accomplice and a shovel, threatening the victim and causing him to fall — later requiring medical assistance.

CCTV footage led police to the accused’s address where they located him, identifying the clothing he wore during the crime.

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The mother of the accused has requested her son be flown to Perth where she can monitor him, stressing Broome is “not working for him”.

He is due to appear in court later next month.

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