Caught out, thief apologises, gives back stolen items
A MAN of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance and of slim build is the suspect of an attempted burglary in Yarroon St, Gladstone.
The suspect entered a home through a rear unlocked door.
At the same time a witness walked in to the lounge room and saw the man.
The suspect is described as being between 30-40 years old. He wore a black coloured jumper, black pants and a red cap.
The witness chased the suspect onto the footpath before the suspect apologised, handed the stolen items back and left the scene.
In other police news, wallets have been hot property this week with two stolen from unlocked vehicles.
A Hurley brand wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Lord St, along with various items and personal cards.
A Billabong wallet was stolen in a separate incident on Bell St, with the offender leaving behind a Coke bottle and a pair of thongs when he was unexpectedly disrupted by witnesses.