Trio charged after police raid
THREE people have been charged and are due to face court after a police raid in Warwick on Thursday netted a large quantity of suspected stolen goods.
A residence on Wallace Street was the subject of a search warrant, which enabled police to uncover a diverse range of items including soft drinks, engine oil, power and hand tools and communications gear.
A spokesman for the Warwick Police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said the total value of the goods had been estimated at around the $10,000 mark.
He said police believed the numerous items had been stolen from a number of residential and commercial premises in the towns of Leyburn and Allora.
“Many of the items – including spotlights, CB radios and UHF antennas – have been removed from vehicles parked on the streets,” the spokesman said.
“It’s just a timely reminder that if you have a garage or shed or a lockable front fence or gate, use it to safeguard your vehicle, as it makes it just that little bit harder for thieves to access.”
Those charged include a 16-year-old male who faces 12 charges, including break-and-enter and stealing, along with unlawful entry and use of a motor vehicle.
He will appear in the Children’s Court in Warwick in April.
Charged with the same offences as the juvenile are two women aged 48 and 30, with the latter also facing charges of obstructing police and contravening a police requirement.
Both women are due to appear in the Magistrates Court in Warwick in April.
Soft drinks allegedly stolen by the trio are alone worth several thousand dollars due to their considerable quantity.
The CIB spokesman confirmed the two women had also been charged earlier by police in relation to an alleged professional shop stealing syndicate being operated in the Warwick area.