Police investigate link between raid, homemade bomb

POLICE raided and seized a homemade bomb from a Wodonga house the day before an explosive was detonated in the same street.

Divisional Tasking Unit officers searched a Marshall Street home on Thursday, seizing a small-scale homemade explosive device along with ammunition and firearm scopes, a stolen car and stolen property, police said.

A Wodonga boy, 17, was arrested and charged that day with trafficking methamphetamine and cannabis, incorrectly storing ammunition, handle stolen goods and resist police.

He was bailed to face a children’s court at a later date.

At 11am the next day, an explosive device in a letter box outside another Marshall Street home was detonated.

Two boys, aged 13 and another 17-year-old, were arrested and charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury and criminal damage.

Police in Albury arrested another suspect yesterday, but the man is yet to be charged.

Police said they were investigating a link between the raid on Thursday and the detonation on Friday.

Constable Dimity Hinch said they were waiting for forensic analysis to determine what sort of explosive device was seized from the Marshall Street home on Thursday.

She said a Kia Carnival found in the backyard had been stolen from Oak Flats in NSW.

Constable Hinch said police were trying to identify the owners of three laptops — a Dell, an Acer and a Lenovo ThinkPad .

She said mobile phones and keys were also recovered from the Marshall Street house.