South Brisbane Faces Wave of Break-Ins: Authorities Seek Public’s Help

Authorities are seeking public assistance in gathering information about a string of break-ins south of Brisbane. The incidents involve a group of unidentified individuals attempting to gain entry into various establishments.

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The first incident took place on June 8 at approximately 1:15 a.m. when the group tried to force their way into a convenience store on Denham Terrace in Tarragindi, using an angle grinder. Despite causing damage to the shopfront, the group failed to gain access and eventually fled the scene.

Shortly after, at around 1:30 a.m, the same group smashed the glass door of a service station located on Evans Road in Salisbury. The alarm system was triggered, prompting the group to leave the premises empty-handed in a grey SUV.

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Approximately 20 minutes later, at 1:50 a.m, the group successfully forced entry into a service station on Annerley Road in Dutton Park. They attempted to use an angle grinder to steal cigarettes but were unsuccessful. Fleeing the scene, they left behind their failed heist.

Around 2:10 a.m, the group targeted a business on Blunder Road in Oxley, managing to steal a cash register before making their escape. Shortly thereafter, at 2:40 a.m, they struck another business on Parkwood Drive in Heathwood. This time, they smashed the front glass door and made off with not only the cash register but also other valuables.

Around 2:45 a.m, the group tried to gain entry into two businesses on Joseph Banks Avenue in Forest Lake, but their efforts proved fruitless.

A little after 3:00 a.m, the unidentified offenders succeeded in accessing a service station on Learoyd Road in Acacia Ridge. However, they left the scene empty-handed.

Finally, at 3:15 a.m, a grocery store on Kameruka Street in Calamvale fell victim to a break-in. The perpetrators made off with cash and cigarettes.

Investigating authorities believe that all eight incidents are connected. They are urging anyone who may have witnessed or captured the crimes on CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward with their information and contact the police.

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Investigations into these incidents in South Brisbane are ongoing, as authorities work diligently to apprehend the responsible individuals.

To provide information to the police, you can contact Policelink through the online suspicious activity form available 24 hours a day at Alternatively, you can call 131 444 to report any information you may have.

Published 11-June-2023