Police recover stolen war medals and property worth $40,000

These medals were stolen from a Yamanto residence on Thursday.
These medals were stolen from a Yamanto residence on Thursday. Police Media

UPDATE: Police have charged two men following a spate of break and enters across Yamanto.

As a result, officers performed proactive and targeted operations in the area and yesterday responded to reports of a Jacana Crescent address being burgled at around 12.30pm.

One man was taken into custody immediately while a second man was located and arrested a short time later.

Police will allege that as a result of the arrests, large amounts of property were recovered including jewellery, computers, televisions, gaming consoles and alcohol.

Investigators estimate the value of property taken from these recent burglaries to be in the vicinity of $40,000.

At a separate burglary in Yamanto, a retired Australian Defence Force (ADF) serviceman had war medals stolen including an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) which he received for his dedicated service, working with F-111 aircraft.

Officers will be reuniting the owner with his medals at the Goodna Police Station today.

Two Churchill men, aged 20 and 27-years-old have been charged with eight counts of burglary and commit an indictable offence.

They are due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Investigators expect to lay additional charges as the seized property is traced back to its owners.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.


AUGUST 1: Ipswich police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday where residents at a Yamanto address had money and jewellery stolen, along with prized RAAF service medals and an Order of Australia Medal.

Please view the medals pictured and if you know, have located, found or have any information in relation to this crime, please contact: Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Yamanto police on 3817 1317 and quote QP1401019561.

Topics:  burglary

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