Three teenagers have been charged over an alleged crime spree in which damage was caused to three businesses but only a few soft drinks were stolen.
Police said the soft drinks were taken from the East Maitland Library cafe after a door was smashed sometime between 10pm on Sunday and 5am on Monday.
On the same night, there was also an attempted break-in at Aldi Rutherford about 11pm, before an ATM outside the Maitland Mutual at East Maitland was damaged between 1.10am and 1.20am on Monday morning.
The trio were charged in relation to the incidents.
A 14-year-old female from Maitland was charged with numerous offences including stealing; break, enter and steal; break, enter and intent to steal and trespassing.
A 16-year-old Newcastle male was charged with malicious damage; break, enter and steal; break, enter and intent to steal and goods in custody.
Both were granted bail to appear in a Hunter children's court next month.
An 18-year-old Central Coast male was charged with stealing; break, enter and steal; break, enter and intent to steal; goods in custody and malicious damage.
He was granted bail to appear in Maitland Local Court next month.