Tatamagouche teens charged in break-ins

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TATAMAGOUCHE - A pair of Tatamagouche teenagers have been charged after allegedly stealing food, video games and adult videos from a business during two weekend
break-ins.
The youth broke into JEM Video on Main Street overnight Friday and stole pepperoni and an adult video and broke in again overnight Saturday.
"They had audacity to come back," said owner Joanne Murray-Major. "They just went to town this time."
The second break-in led to the theft of the rest of the pepperoni, all the store's Wii and Xbox 360 video games and 26 porno videos. Murray-Major was in the process of doing an inventory to determine what else was taken when contacted Monday by the Truro Daily News.
"It's disheartening," Murray-Major said.
Police arrested two Tatamagouche boys, aged 15 and 16, on Sunday. Police tracked the boys using the youths' footprints in the snow leaving the store.
"I think the RCMP did an excellent job," Murray-Major said. "It's nice to know that you know who did it because the worst thing would be you don't know who (was
responsible)."
Both boys are facing two counts of break, enter and theft.
They are to answer to the charges in Truro youth court on March 29 at 1:30 p.m. The boys cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Murray-Major said she wished there was more for the youth, between the ages of 13 and 18, to do in the small community.
She also thinks a curfew would be beneficial in the community where some stores have been vandalized and broken into.
"I think children should not be out past 9 o'clock in the winter because, basically, if they're out wandering the streets what are they doing? They're up to no good," she said.

jmalloy@trurodaily.com

Organizations: Truro Daily News, RCMP

Geographic location: Tatamagouche, Truro

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  • Bubbles Smith
    June 05, 2011 - 11:00

    Had to go back and finish the job, eh boys?