News

Crime spree triggers a hunt for gang of four

CCTV footage of attempted robbers in Fernvale.
CCTV footage of attempted robbers in Fernvale. Contributed
CCTV footage of attempted robbers in Fernvale. Photo: Contributed
CCTV footage of attempted robbers in Fernvale. Photo: Contributed Contributed

POLICE are searching for a gang of thieves who are suspected of using a stolen car in a series of crimes across Ipswich and Brisbane.

In the latest of the raids linked to the group, a Fernvale bottle shop and supermarket were damaged in an attempted break and enter.

Ipswich criminal investigation branch Detective Senior Sergeant Gary Dixon said four men tried to smash their way into the Liquor Legends bottle shop about 10.20pm Sunday.

"They have taken items from the boot of the car and used them to try to smash the front glass doors but did not gain entry," Snr Sgt Dixon said.

"Then they moved around the side and tried to break a window but again failed to gain entry."

The men then tried, unsuccessfully, to break into the Woolworths supermarket adjacent to the bottle shop.

Security footage taken from the scene clearly shows the men using a large rock and a brick in the attempt.

Ipswich detectives believe the vehicle involved was stolen from Annerley on the night of December 27 and used in a break-in and theft at several shops at South Station Rd, Raceview, on December 28.

The 2011 model white Holden Commodore has also been linked to break and enter offences at Bardon, Red Hill, Kingston and Coopers Plains, as well as a pursuit at Geebung and a petrol drive-off in the Oxley area.

The vehicle was eventually abandoned at Bray Park, on Brisbane's north side.

Police are calling on members of the public who may have seen the vehicle or possible suspects.

The thieves have been described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged in their late teens or early 20s.

One of them was wearing a black hooded jumper with white stripes across the head, arms and shoulders, with black pants.

The same clothing was worn to at least two of the offences caught on camera.

Anyone with information that could assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  fernvale, holden commodore, vehicle theft



Ipswich traffic cops prepared for huge weekend

Senior Sergeant Troy Hamilton is reminding people to drive safely this Christmas period. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Police out in force as holiday makers come home

West Moreton's $8 million health budget blow out

The latest performance results are out for Ipswich Hospital. Photo in operating theatre.
Photo: Kate Czerny / The Queensland Times

Pressure mounts on financially strained service

AWLQ breaks its silence on controversial pound deal

The Ipswich pound and rehoming centre will be run by RSPCA after September 30.

Animal Welfare League Queensland has written a letter to you.

Local Partners

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review

Mahershala Ali, centre, in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E4: Step In The Arena review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was his sister Kim

Rob Kardashian once had a crush on his sister Kim Kardashian West.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E3: Who's Gonna Take The Weight

Mahershala Ali in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review

Simone Missick and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets