Citizen’s arrest in Gayndah street
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.