A child who was convicted of breaking into the Foodworks supermarket in Dalton Street had his conviction overturned due to a district court appeal.
The 14-year-old was charged with aggravated break and enter in regard to a break-in on October 21, 2018.
The boy had been given a good behaviour bond in Orange Children's Court on March 29, 2019.
However Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham recently heard a not guilty appeal by the boy and set aside his conviction.
According to information that led to the original conviction, two males broke into the supermarket about 1.45am on October 21, 2018, when they threw a large piece of concrete at the glass door and also used a hammer to break the glass.
Police information said the males climbed inside and placed about 100 packages of cigarettes in their bags.
About 2.45am police received information that there were two males acting suspiciously in the Allenby Road area.
Police attended and stopped them and "a number" of cigarette packets were found in the a 13-year-old's backpack.
Another 17-year-old boy had discarded his backpack in a nearby garden.
However, police found the second backpack and found more cigarette packets inside.
Police found about 100 packets of cigarettes in total.
After finding the two males in possession of the cigarettes police discovered the supermarket had been broken into and two males were depicted on the store's CCTV footage.
The value of the cigarettes was about $4500.
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