Boys charged with stealing from home of 78-year-old woman

Two boys have been charged after allegedly stealing from a home of a 78-year-old woman in Wagga Wagga yesterday.

Police say that at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, a group of males allegedly approached the rear of a home on Freer Street, Wagga Wagga, and spoke with the occupant, a 78-year-old woman.

Police have been told the boys claimed to be looking for a missing bicycle.

“While the woman spoke with the group, it’s alleged two of the boys entered the woman’s home and stole cash from her purse, before fleeing on foot,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“Police were notified and officers from Riverina Police District attended a short time later.”

Two boys – both aged 13 – were arrested about 4pm yesterday and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

They were both charged with aggravated break and enter in company and granted conditional bail to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday March 31.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or