A RISE in crime in a Lockyer Valley town has led to the arrest of two teenagers.
During November, Helidon police identified a rise in crime in Withcott which included thefts from houses and vehicles.
Through investigations, police were able to target a suspected group of youths believed to be responsible for the crimes.
As a result of investigations, the two teens were charged with several offences alleged to have happened between Toowoomba and Withcott.
A 17-year-old man from Withcott was charged with shop stealing, trespassing and stealing.
He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on December 19.
A 15-year-old boy from Withcott was charged with entering a premises and stealing, wilful damage, three further counts of stealing, trespassing, committing a public nuisance offence, shop stealing, obstruct police, serious assault of a police officer, assault occasioning bodily harm and four counts of common assault.
Police believe some crime have not been reported to police as residents might have thought the theft was trivial.
However officers urge residents in Withcott to report all theft not matter how minor so responsible parties can be held accountable.
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