Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THIEVES are tar­get­ing back­packer ac­com­mo­da­tion ac­cord­ing to re­ports of sev­eral break and en­ters over the past week.

In one such in­stance tourists re­turned to their rooms on Jan­uary 11 to find their be­long­ings miss­ing. Po­lice were called to the scene and pa­trolled the area, find­ing a 35-year-old Can­non­vale man in pos­ses­sion of prop­erty that fit the de­scrip­tion of the miss­ing items.

The man was ar­rested and will ap­pear in court at a later date. Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.

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