BAFFLING BURGLARY: Warana resident Robin Glesk is offering a $1000 reward to find the person who burgled his home.
BAFFLING BURGLARY: Warana resident Robin Glesk is offering a $1000 reward to find the person who burgled his home. John McCutcheon

Coast man offers $1000 reward to rat out 'low-life' thieves

A COAST man was shocked to return from holidays to find several valuable items worth thousands of dollars, stolen from under his nose.

Warana resident Robin Glesk returned from Brisbane this week only to discover his Palkana Drive home had been ransacked, with a watch, iPad, $200 cash, a gold chain and a Nikon camera taken.

Mr Glesk said he was stumped by the theft, as he had no idea when or how it occurred.

The thief also left behind Mr Glesk's wallet, but made off with the glass jar full of coins sitting next to it.

"It goes to show that whoever did it, was an idiot," Mr Glesk said.

"Evidently a sneaky, opportunistic grab that wasn't very well thought out and likely a quick cash grab to fuel a drug addiction."

He said he was offering a $1000 reward to anyone who came forward with information that would help police identify the burglar and lead to the whereabouts of the stolen items.

The theft was reported to police on January 7 with investigations ongoing, however, Mr Glesk said he was doubtful anything would arise from it.

"That's why I offered the cash reward," he said.

"Because whoever broke into my home has to be some kind of low-life, and most likely would associate with other low-lives.

"So, if it is drug related, a cash reward would be pretty enticing to that kind of person even if it means ratting out a friend."

The theft cost Mr Glesk a hefty wad of cash but the small business owner said he was more concerned that he couldn't tell how it happened.

"There were no signs of forced entry," he said. "And I was away for a period of time so it could have happened any time."

Mr Glesk said he posted about the reward to Facebook and several residents of the area had similar stories of theft during the holiday season.



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