Police round-up: Bribie Island car thefts

Published 5:00pm 27 September 2022

Police round-up: Bribie Island car thefts
Words by Jodie Powell

Handbags and a knife were stolen from a property at Bongaree Ave, Bongaree this week.

Burglars are believed to have entered the premises through a closed but unlocked back door before taking the bags, one of which contained keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway that was later found to have a punctured tyre.

The incident happened between 10am on September 23 and 4.30am on September 24.

Stolen vehicles

Banksia Beach

A BMW X4 was stolen from a house in Marina Blvd at Banksia Beach between 10.30pm on September 24 and 8.25am on September 25.

It not known how thieves gained entry to the house before stealing two sets of keys, a handbag and a wallet containing cash.

The BMW is yet to be found, but it was sighted in Caboolture South and Caboolture on September 25.

Bongaree

A Leyland Moke was stolen from a property in Phoenix Ave at Bongaree after a resident woke to noises in the garage about 3.45am on September 26.

When they went to investigate, they found four people pushing the vehicle from the address.

The would-be thieves fled, leaving the Moke in the street.

Police were called but could not find the people.

The first is described as a male who was about 175cm tall, skinny with shoulder-length hair and wearing khaki-coloured pants.

The second was a skinny Caucasian male, about 170cm tall, with dark, short hair and wearing a red shirt or red pants.

The third person was a skinny male, also about 170cm tall and possibly wearing a dark green top and black pants.

The fourth was described as skinny, wearing dark clothing and being about 170am tall.

Stolen bicycle

A bicycle was stolen from a shopping centre in Botany Crescent, Banksia Beach while the owner shopped on September 23.

The white and blue Kross brand mountain bike was stolen about 1.35pm and police believe a woman dressed in white shorts and a light-coloured top might be able to help them with their inquiries.

Tobacco shop targetted

Tobacco products were stolen from a shop in Bestmann Rd East, Sandstone Point on September 26.

People entered the shop about 2.50am after jemmying open the front door and then broke into tobacco cabinets and forced open an office door.

Stealing from vehicles

Thieves are continuing to take advantage of careless motorists who leave their vehicles unlocked.

Moreton Bay District police received 30 reports of thefts from cars across last weekend, six of them from the Bribie Island Division.

Just after midnight on September 24 two vehicles at separate Shearwater Crescent, Banksia Beach addresses were entered.

Both were believed to have been unlocked.

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