Check out crime facts and figures from around the region

DURING the next few months businesses from Maryborough and Hervey Bay will have either an officer or Volunteer In Policing attending during business hours to deliver a business security kit.

These kits have been collated by the Crime Prevention Team and are as a result of Crime Prevention Funding of $12,000.

Each of these kits contains information on armed robbery prevention awareness, business security and crime prevention.

Business owners have been encouraged to take the time to read through the information in the packs, talk to their staff about armed robbery awareness and consider conducting a business security audit on their premises with the information supplied.

Details of crimes in the region follow:

A. Maryborough

Motorbike taken

ON JANUARY 30, offenders entered a house on Saltwater Creek Rd via a set of louvres.

Offenders have stolen a motorbike and a fish tank.

No description of the offenders was available.

B. Maryborough

Set of keys stolen

IN A window of less than an hour on February 2, offenders entered a Normanby St home via the rear, possibly through an unlocked rear door and removed a set of keys.

The theft happened between 8.30pm and 9.10pm with police thinking it was possibly a sneak offence.

C. Maryborough

Theft from motor vehicle

OFFENDERS entered a vehicle parked on John Lane between 7.30 and 8pm on February 3.

The vehicle was locked however a window was down at the time of the offence.

The owner's wallet was stolen.

D. Maryborough

Assault occasioning bodily harm

AN offender has approached the victim on a bike path between the Lamington Bridge and Cran St at Tinana on the afternoon of February 3.

The offender has used their BMX bicycle as a weapon and swung it at the victim causing grazing and cuts to the victim. The offender then got back on his BMX and rode away. If anyone has any information please contact the local police station.

E. Maryborough

Speedster fined

A RECKLESS driver caught travelling at 153kmh in a 100kmh zone along the Cooloola Coast Rd at Tuan at 1.05pm last Monday has been fined for his traffic offence.

Police issued an infringement notice to the driver, costing $1026 and eight demerit points.

F. Hervey Bay

Replica sword stolen

CROOKS have entered a Freshwater St unit via an unlocked garage roller door.

Once inside they stole a replica blade sword, a Katana Sword and a red and silver bicycle.

The bicycle has since been located however the swords are outstanding.

The Torquay break-in happened early in the morning of February 1.

G. Hervey Bay

Thieves enter home

WHEN the victim left home for 10 minutes, thieves pounced on a Murphy St home at Point Vernon.

Offenders gained access via a gate and removed property from an open patio at the side of the house on February 1.

A 1500W strobe light, large colour-changing strobe light, rave smoke machine, small LED strobe light and small wireless black smoke machine.

No suspects have been nominated as police investigations continue.

H. Hervey Bay

Car taken at Pialba

A RED Mazda 313 was stolen from Hunter St at Pialba when someone gained entry to the 1991 sedan via an unlocked door.

They have stolen the car from the communal carpark overnight on February 1.

The vehicle has not yet been located.

The car is red and had Queensland rego of 531SXQ.

I. Hervey Bay

Handbag nabbed

STICKY fingers nabbed a handbag from the lounge room of a house.

It appears the bag thieves gained entry to the house via the side door's unlocked screen.

The victim's handbag was located on the rear porch of the house with cash and other items missing from the bag.

Police are considering it was a sneak offence.

It happened at Mermaid Court Eli Waters between 11pm February 1 and 8.30am on February 2.

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