Man charged over burglary at jewellers

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

The man wanted over a burglary at an Albany jewellery store earlier this year has been arrested and charged.

The 21-year-old was arrested last week and charged by Armadale detectives over a series of other burglaries allegedly committed on three Albany schools recently and a home in Lockyer in July.

He appeared in custody in Perth Magistrate’s Court last Friday facing two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary and four counts of stealing.

He is yet to face court over allegations he stole $25,000 of jewellery from Michael Hill jewellers with a juvenile co-offender on July 23.

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It is alleged the juvenile and the accused gained access to the plaza by forcing through a door, before trying to break into another jewellery store to which they could not gain access, and they were captured on CCTV.

Gold necklaces were among the 50 items of jewellery stolen after a glass display cabinet was smashed.

A security roller door was also damaged.

The juvenile was charged with the burglary in August.

The man will reappear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on November 24.

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