Expelled teen fined for burglaries

A TEENAGER broke into two schools and stole electrical goods in an offending binge, an Ipswich court heard.

Joshua Aaron Bradley, 17, smashed his way into Rosewood State High School on October 27 by throwing a rock through the window. He stole two laptops.

The previous day police were called to a similar incident at Rosewood State Primary School after teachers reported a burglary.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Bradley was responsible for both break-ins.

He stole two laptops and a camera from the primary school on October 25, then broke into the high school the next night.

Bradley broke into the building by removing glass louvres - and leaving a trail of evidence behind.

Police identified Bradley through his fingerprints and later located the stolen items in Bradley's backpack.

The court heard Bradley had recently been expelled from a Redcliffe high school and was unemployed.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and was fined $750.



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