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Youths accused of burgling Whakatāne home during tsunami evacuation

Police said today that three teenagers were caught in a burglary in Whakatāne while houses were evacuated over today's tsunami warning. 

Source: 1 NEWS

Two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old burgled a home on Olympic Drive at around 2.30pm, police allege.

They were later picked up by their parents and police are referring them to Youth Justice.

The property the teenagers are alleged to have stolen has now been returned, police said.