Marc Stapelberg

Shooting sees new taskforce formed

A NEW police taskforce will tackle major property crimes in south-east Queensland after apprehension of some alleged offenders ended in a shooting in Brisbane overnight.

Off-duty police officers saw a known stolen vehicle and alerted police who created a road block which resulted in a young man receiving a gun shot wound to his thigh and an ensuing police chase.

In early December 2011 police began investigating a series of 'ram raid' style offences which led to Operation Kilo Perpetual beginning on February 2 this year.

Queensland Police announced on Mondayapr9 State Crime Operation Command Property Crime Squad would coordinate the investigations with assistance from Metropolitan North, Metropolitan South, South Eastern, Southern and North Coast police regions.

Metropolitan North Chief Superintendent Anne MacDonald said police were concerned that a number of shopping complexes were being targeted and were committed to finding all of those responsible.

"As a result of last evening's incident in Zillmere, Task Force Perpetual has been created," she said.

Police have identified in excess of 30 persons of interest for 190 offences including burglaries, break and enters, unlawful use of motor vehicles, stealing, armed robbery, dangerous operation of motor vehicles and evade police.

Police are asking any members of the public with information about any 'ram raid' style offences in SEQ to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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