27 March, 2023

Stolen handbag theft from trolley at Morayfield

A 16-YEAR-OLD Caboolture boy and a 17-year-old Bellbird Park boy have been charged, following an alleged incident that occurred on March 26 at the Morayfield shopping centre.

It is alleged that around 2.15pm, a 53 year-old Beachmere woman was loading groceries into her vehicle, when one of two boys who were seen nearby, snatched the woman’s handbag from the trolley.

It is further alleged that both boys ran towards the Morayfield train station before getting onto a bus. 

The woman allegedly followed the two boys, who were seen discarding items from the bag, and managed to retrieve some of her property however, her phone, keys and wallet were taken.

Police patrolling the area observed the alleged offenders exit the bus at about 2.50pm on Beerburrum Road at the corner of King Street, Caboolture.

The 16-year-old Caboolture boy allegedly ran towards the Caboolture train station where he was apprehended by police. 

It is alleged that he was carrying a knife at the time.

Police conducted a search of bushes at the corner of King Street where they located a backpack that was found to contain more of the woman’s property. 

The 16-year-old Caboolture boy was charged with stealing, obstruct police and possession of a knife in a public place. 

He was refused bail and is set to appear in the Caboolture Children’s Court.

The 17-year-old Bellbird Park boy was also charged with stealing and is set to appear in the Caboolture Children’s Court.


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