Probe into ‘property crime blitz’ across Rockhampton sees 11 people charged

Police have charged 11 people with more than 45 offences relating to a number of separate property crime offences in Queensland’s Rockhampton over the past month. 

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Police laid a range of charges against alleged offenders arrested earlier this month in relation to separate incidents of home break ins and car thefts, including one with possession of dangerous drugs.

Queensland Police detailed two of many such incidents in which homes were allegedly broken into with cars stolen on April 2 and April 26 respectively.

In the first, two men were alleged to have invaded a Clayton Road property and taken a Ford Ranger with the car intercepted by police a month later and found on Woodland Drive on May 2.

11 people have been charged over a string of property crime offences in Rockhampton. Picture: Supplied

A male, 25, was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count of contravene direction of a police officer.

The second incident saw three people allegedly enter a property on Kinchant Dam Road and take a Holden Colorado, including a 22-year-old man who police claim also had prohibited substances on hand.

Detective Inspector Luke Peachey from Rockhampton CIB said a dedicated group of specialised officers were acting on information from the public as well as investigating outcomes identifying offenders and putting a dent into the property crime market in the Rockhampton area.

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“The public are our eyes and ears in the community and help police to detect, deter and disrupt property crime through good information they supply, which leads us to make these types of arrests,” he said in a statement.

“We are committed to curbing property crime in our community and will continue to pursue anyone who commit offences, with further arrests expected.”

Anyone with information about property crime incidents in the region is urged to contact Queensland Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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