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Girls charged over Atherton burglaries

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Two Atherton girls have been arrested following a number of burglary offences allegedly committed in the Atherton area.

Around 10pm on January 7, the girls allegedly gained entry to an Austin Street home and stole a handbag containing money and keys.

The pair then allegedly used the car keys to gain entry to the resident’s vehicle parked in the driveway.

They fled the scene after being disturbed by a resident, leaving the car doors open.

A short time later, the pair allegedly attempted to enter another vehicle on Austin Street, but fled the scene after sensor lighting was activated.

At around 11pm the same day, they allegedly attempted to force entry at a Tardent Street home before searching inside vehicles parked at the premises.

On Sunday, a 16-year-old girl was charged with burglary and commit indictable offence, entering a premises with intent to commit indictable offence and two counts of attempted enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence.

Then on Monday, a 17-year-old girl was located by first response officers and charged with burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, stealing and three counts of entering premises and commit indictable offence.

Both girls are scheduled to appear in the Mareeba Children’s court.