Teenage brothers rob Cambridge liquor store

Last updated 09:27 09/01/2014

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Teenage brothers charged with smashing a Cambridge liquor store's front window and taking off with two wheelie bins full of booze will appear in court today.

The two brothers, aged 14 and 15, appear to have biked past the store, hid their bikes over a fence and used a metal grate from a drain to smash the store's large front window, Western Waikato Area Commander, Inspector Paul Carpenter, said.

Neighbours reported hearing a disturbance on the corner of Shakespeare and Raleigh streets about 3.15am today.

''The pair then entered the store, went to the back door and bought in two wheelie bins and proceeded to fill them full of alcohol."

Mr Carpenter said the pair left with the bins but had to abandon them when police arrived.

The brother climbed over the fences of a number of properties in their escape bid yet officers and a police dog tracked them to a Campbell St address and arrested.

"The boys were kept in custody overnight and will appear in the Hamilton Youth Court today and Child Youth and Family have been advised of the incident."

The incident has sparked a call from Waikato Police for parents and guardians to keep a close eye on their children and ask for help if they're too much to deal with.

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