Cit­i­zen’s ar­rest in Gayn­dah street

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

MEM­BERS of the Gayn­dah com­mu­nity have con­fronted two un­suc­cess­ful thieves who were at­tempt­ing early morn­ing rob­beries.

Gayn­dah Po­lice Se­nior Constable Wy­att Telford said two men were al­legedly try­ing to steal items from un­locked cars and homes last Thurs­day.

But when res­i­dents no­ticed what was go­ing on, they con­fronted the men.

“A man and an­other neigh­bour fol­lowed the of­fend­ers and con­fronted them,” Sen Const Telford said.

Po­lice were called about 4.45am af­ter the sus­pects were fol­lowed by the res­i­dents.

Sen Const Telford said the res­i­dents did not re­strain the sus­pects, and the sus­pects stayed at the scene un­til po­lice ar­rived.

“They were just stand­ing there with them,” he said.

“I think the of­fend­ers just didn’t want to run any­more.”

Po­lice al­lege the two men broke into un­locked cars and an un­locked house in Simon St be­fore be­ing spot­ted.

Two lap­tops and a TV were stolen from the house but later re­turned.

Sen Const Telford said the in­ci­dent showed too many peo­ple in Gayn­dah were leav­ing homes and cars un­locked.

“I think old habits die hard,” he said.

“We would urge peo­ple even if they thought it’s a small coun­try town to lock up. It’s bet­ter to be safe than sorry.”

An 18-year-old and 16-year-old were charged with un­law­ful en­try of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and bur­glary and will face court on May 28.

Se­nior Constable Wy­att Telford It’s bet­ter to be safe than sorry.

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