TWO youths will serve a further three months in custody after deciding not to contest armed burglary charges, among other charges, in a south-west Children’s Court on Wednesday.
The two boys, both aged 17, last week indicated they were going to contest charges relating to a number of burglaries in the south-west, including the armed robbery of the Edgar St General Store in March this year.
At the hearing on Wednesday the two youths changed their pleas to guilty to the armed robbery on March 23, when they stole $1717 worth of cash and cigarettes from the general store. They also pleaded guilty to stealing a Holden Commodore on the same day; a burglary at Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant on March 31; breaking into Bridgewater Bay Café on April 2 and 4, and breaking into the Caramut General Store on April 5.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.