Boy, 11, is charged over city theft spree

AN 11-year-old boy stands accused over a crime spree that included the theft of 15 iPads from a Wagga school.

The most recent allegation is the computer theft from a school at Tolland in South Wagga.

Police claim the boy, with a mate, used a key to get into several rooms.

Along with the iPad it is alleged he stole sweets and drinks.

Just two of the iPads have been recovered.

Police also charged the boy over other thefts.

The first was at a general store at Mount Austin in which a glass door was smashed and a large amount of cigarettes and lighters taken.

That happened late on the night of October 1.

The boy is also accused of breaking into a nearby shop on October 3 about 2.20am, taking scratch lotteries and sweets.

He is charged with breaking into and stealing clothes from a Wagga department store on October 6 and spraying graffiti at a toilet block at Southcity Shopping Centre on November 14.

Police claim the boy also stole a motorbike.

The boy was arrested at a house in Macleay Street, Mount Austin.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated break, enter and steal, receiving stolen goods, goods in custody, two counts of stealing and malicious damage.

The boy was granted conditional bail to appear at the Wagga Children’s Court on January 15.