Bomaderry teenager charged with possessing a firearm and break and enter

A Bomaderry teenager charged with a number of offences including aggravated break and enter and possessing an unregistered firearm has appeared in court.

The now 18-year-old appeared before Magistrate David Williams in Nowra Children’s Court on Thursday.

One of the offences allegedly happened when he was just 14, while others were when he was aged 17.

His defence is making representations to police over the possessing an unregistered firearm charge.

Court papers said police responded to an alleged break-in at an Antares Close home in Nowra on December 8, 2013 and discovered an air rifle in the backyard, leaning against the home.

The owners of the home told police it didn't belong to them.

Subsequent analysis found a fingerprint on the wooden air rifle belonging to the youth, who was 14 at the time.

Court papers said the gun was not loaded at the time.

He has pleaded guilty to charges of dishonestly obtaining property by deception after putting $30 worth of petrol into his car at the Shoalhaven Ethanol Fuel Service Station in Kinghorne Street, Nowra on February 3 this year and driving off.

He also pleaded guilty to taking and driving a vehicle, aggravated break and enter in company and driving while disqualified following a break-in at a Leonard Street home in Bomaderry with another man in February where a 2014 KTM Superduke motorbike worth $22,000 was stolen.

The youth will return to court on September 7.

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