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    11 year-old pair charged over the break-in of post office boxes at Earlville

    Two 11 year-old children have been charged after post office boxes were broken into at Earlville earlier this week.

    Police will allege the Manunda boy and Cooya Beach girl were part of a larger group who used an unknown implement to get into the mail boxes.

    Senior Constable Russell Parker told Tropic Now ‘dozens’ were opened but it appears nothing was stolen.

    “They’d been with a larger group, probably six or seven youths attended there and it appears one of them started forcing entry to a post box and others have joined in," he said.

    “We don’t know what, if anything, has been stolen so we don’t think they found anything they wanted.

    “But they through a lot of stuff on the ground and they did a lot of damage.”

    The pair has been charged with ten offences between them, including theft of mail, tampering with mail and entering a premises and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

    Police expect to make further arrests.