Businesses targeted in spate of thefts


POLICE are appealing for public information to help with investigations into two thefts from South Burnett businesses in recent weeks.

Between June 29 and July 3 during three separate incidents, vandals caused an estimated $70,000 worth of damage to a vending machine and equipment at the Kingaroy Car and Dog Wash on Rogers Rd.

The culprit broke into a coin box at one of the car bays and two coin operated vacuums.

They also ripped out three vending machines while damaging another.

In each instance they stole money from the machines.

The amount of money stolen was small but Mr Mason said the cost to repair was significant.

"In the whole nine years we've been here we've had a few incidents but nothing like this before,” Mr Mason said.

"We've had to invest more money to protect the place.”

Kingaroy Police Acting Senior Sergeant Scott Prendergast said a 27-year-old Blackbutt woman had been arrested in relation to the break in and theft while investigations continued into her possible accomplices.

Meanwhile, Nanango police are looking for two people who stole a security camera from the front of Cook's Bakery at about 1am Sunday morning July 9.

Senior Constable Marcus Hooper said no one had been arrested or charged.

"At this stage we are looking at stealing and wilful damage offences,” Snr Const Hooper said.

Michelle Smith has owned the bakery for five years and she said she was baffled by the theft.

"They just stole the camera, it's very odd and it doesn't make sense what they were trying to do,” Ms Smith said.

She said a bakery seemed like an odd target for thieves.

"We're not closed very often and there's nothing really of value, unless you're hungry,” she said.

If you have any information related to the offence and another call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Property Crime in 2017

Unlawful entries

January: 11

February: 2

March: 2

April: 3

May: 18

June: 22


January: 27

February: 24

March: 23

April: 18

May: 42

June: 50

Property damage

January: 8

February: 7

March: 12

April: 17

May: 26

June: 16

* Source

South Burnett

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