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Two More Boys Charged Over Post Box Break Ins

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UPDATE | Another couple of boys have been charged over a series of Post Box break ins in Earlville.

Cairns Property Crime Squad officers arrested and charged two youths on Saturday as a result of continued investigations into an incident at an Earlville post office complex last week.

Youths targeted the Mulgrave Road premises in the early hours of July 9, forcing entry to numerous private mail boxes and opening items of mail from within the boxes.

A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody at a Mooroobool address at around 9am on Saturday.

A 17-year-old Manoora boy was located about an hour later and was also taken into custody.

They were each charged with 21 counts of entering premises with intent and one count of wilful damage.

The younger boy was also further charged with two counts of fraud and one count each of receiving tainted property, burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and receiving tainted
property.

The additional charges are for matters unrelated to the post office incident 

EARLIER | A boy and girl are accused of breaking into Post boxes in Earlville.  

The Manunda boy and girl from Cooya Beach, both aged 11, have been charged as part of ongoing investigations into the forced entry of numerous post boxes at an Earlville post office complex earlier this week.

It will be alleged the pair were part of a larger group of youths who targeted the Mulgrave Road facility early on Tuesday morning. Dozens of post boxes were damaged, and items of mail destroyed or stolen during the incident.

Cairns Property Crime Squad officers located the pair at addresses in Manunda late on Wednesday.  

They were charged with a total of 10 offences including entering premises and committing an indictable offence, wilful damage, theft of mail and tampering with mail.

Investigations are continuing.