16-year-old boy refused bail after admitting to Carthage Street break-and-enter in Tamworth

File photo.
File photo.

A TEENAGER will be sentenced in April after he broke into a house in East Tamworth and stole goods.

The 16-year-old’s DNA evidence was discovered at the scene after the break-in in Carthage Street on February 28.

The owner returned home to find the back glass door had been smashed, between 7.45am and 3.20pm.

The teenager injured his leg when he forced entry into the house to steal credit cards and personal goods.

Crime scene officers found forensic evidence at the scene before investigators homed in on the 16-year-old.

He was arrested by the Tamworth Target Action Group (TAG) and charged with aggravated break-and-enter.

He appeared in Tamworth Children’s Court this week and pleaded guilty to the charge.

The boy was refused bail and will be sentenced in April.