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UPDATE: Police inundated from people chasing stolen goods

UPDATE 2.32pm: 

VICTIMS of the man who is thought to have stolen more than 30 items including from cars have come forward in their numbers. 

Gladstone Detective Sergeant Chris Lindsay said his team had been inundated with calls since we published the initial story at 11am. 

Despite identifying their stolen property, victims won't receive their goods until the court case with the 40-year-old man police arrested in relation to the offences has finished. 

He is expected to apply for bail this afternoon in the Gladstone Magistrates Court. 

Police raided a New Auckland house yesterday after a theft spike in the area, finding more than 30 stolen items: http://ow.ly/U6VXc

Posted by The Observer on Sunday, November 1, 2015

EARLIER 11am:

OLD fashioned police work has led to a 40-year-old man being charged with 55 offences, most of them in relation to breaking into cars in Glen Eden and New Auckland.

Gladstone Police raided a house in New Auckland yesterday and found more than 30 stolen items.

These included laptops, an IPad, IPhone, IPod, fishing rod and reel, GPS tracker, torches, car keys, harmonica, USB sticks, jewellery, clothing voucher for Salt Clothing, fuel discount receipts and a lot of knives.

Detective Sergeant Chris Lindsay said a taskforce was set up on Wednesday to deal with a spike in stealing offences in the Glen Eden and New Auckland area.

"It was from some old fashioned leg work that we were able to find him," he said.

He said one of the sergeants in the taskforce followed a hunch that led to identifying the man.

Some of the items have already been identified including a USB stick with a resume on it and a harmonica from Gracemere.

Police would like anyone who has had items stolen within the past five weeks to go to the Gladstone Station to identify them.

The Victorian man will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court today.

He is also wanted for other offences in Western Australia.

Topics:  crime police stolen theft



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