A Tasmanian teenager has been ordered to pay a damage bill of more than $10,000 for his part in the vandalism of two Launceston businesses.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 17 when he painted graffiti on the Launceston Myer and Harris Scarfe stores in December 2011 and January 2012.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawfully injuring property.

The Supreme Court heard the crimes were premeditated, required planning and the damage was significant, with repairs costing thousands of dollars.

The court also heard the teenager had previously been cautioned on nine charges of possessing graffiti equipment in a public place.

Chief Justice Ewan Crawford ordered him to pay $10,000 compensation to the two businesses.

 

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