Three juveniles charged over Mandurah vape store burglaries

Major Vapour and Major Mods owners Wayne and Jodie Hawkins. Photo: Kaylee Meerton.
Major Vapour and Major Mods owners Wayne and Jodie Hawkins. Photo: Kaylee Meerton.

Mandurah Detectives have charged three juveniles after a series of burglaries at a vape store earlier this week.

On January 9, the Mandurah Mail reported the Major Mods store had been broken into and $5000 worth of goods were stolen.

An offender wearing a mask and gloves spent almost 30 minutes trying to smash the windows just before 5am on Thursday morning.

Business owners Wayne and Jodie Hawkins expressed their "disappointment" and said crime in Mandurah was "getting worse and worse".

On Friday morning, the offender struck again but was quickly caught by police.

A 17-year-old Mandurah male was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of stealing.

He is due to appear in the Mandurah Children's Court in February.

A 16-year old male and a 17-year old female, both from Mandurah, were also issued juvenile cautions for property offences.

Detectives were able to recover all of the stolen property after searching the offenders' residence.

Mrs Hawkins said they were grateful to the police.

"We can not thank the Mandurah Police enough for their quick response," she wrote in a post on Facebook.

"You guys have all been awesome and my husband and I want to thank you very much."