Update on August 30: Wagga Police Inspector Peter McLay said the 17-year-old male, with a support person, handed himself in to the station.
Speaking at a media conference today, Inspector McLay said: “This youth was later charged with 24 offences, including aggravated break and enter”.
Charges were also made in relation to alleged police pursuits and a ram raid on a service station in Adelong earlier this August.
The teenager has since appeared before a children’s court and was refused bail.
Earlier on August 29: The Riverina Police District has charged a 17-year-old male overnight in relation to multiple alleged offences in Ashmont earlier this August.
The teenager is the second charged allegedly involved in stealing a vehicle that was used in two ram raid offences on service stations in Adelong and Alfredtown on August 17.
Detective Inspector Darren Cloake said the charging of offences also stemmed from police pursuits in Ashmont after they detected the vehicle.
The first charged was a 15-year-old male from Mount Austin after police found the stolen vehicle abandoned in Ashmont and a search warrant executed at an Ashmont address.
Following the incident, Wagga Police reminded residents to secure their vehicles and possession.
“The financial cost alone of this crime type is enormous, as too are the risks posed by young offenders to other innocent road users,” police said in a statement.
“It is vitally important that you remove your car keys and lock your vehicle”.