Teenagers caught red-handed on CCTV | Police briefs

Photo: FILE IMAGE.
Photo: FILE IMAGE.

Two teenagers have been caught out by an automatic CCTV camera system as they attempted to rob a house in Church Street on Tuesday night.

As the 18-year-old and 17-year-old males entered the house they were snapped in the act by the CCTV camera which then sent a message to the owner of the residence.

The owner promptly contacted police who attended the house a short time later.

Police arrested the teenagers and found they had a bag filled with objects they had stolen from the property.

They were then brought back to the station and interviewed.

The 17-year-old was released and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act. The 18-year-old was charged and will appear in court at a later date.

Quad bike stolen

A woman has received a rude shock after returning from her two-and-a-half month holiday.

While she was away a quad bike, hot water tank and a water pump were stolen from her home in Sanham Road Clarence.

The incident was reported to police on Thursday.

Forensic services will attend the scene to investigate.