Police hunt Coast burglars

THE hunt for brazen thieves who are believed to have carried out a series of overnight burglaries across the Fraser Coast has intensified today after more incidents were reported in the early hours of yesterday morning.

With nine Hervey Bay businesses broken into on Sunday night, the criminals continued to cause havoc yesterday morning, with police called out to break-ins at a chemist at River Heads, another chemist at Burrum Heads, a break-in at Fraser Coast Anglican College and a break-in at a private premises.

The chemist at River Heads was broken into about 2.25 yesterday morning.

The thieves entered by smashing a glass sliding door.

They then removed three boxes with an unknown quantity of drugs from the store.

At 3.30am the police were called to a break-in at Fraser Coast Anglican College.

The thieves broke in after smashing through a glass panel at the back of the administration building to gain entry.

The thieves then went through several drawers and cupboards.

It is unclear what the thieves were looking for or if anything was taken.

Items were also stolen from what was believed to be a private construction site in Urraween.

Several power tools were stolen from the site, including grinders and leads and assorted tiling hand tools.

The thieves involved in Sunday's robberies stole an elderly woman's 1996 green Holden Commodore.

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the vehicle, which was last seen leaving Hervey Bay and driving towards Maryborough.

The industrial district on Islander Rd in Pialba was the area worst hit by the thefts on Sunday night, as the vandals broke windows at multiple businesses, stole two bathing suits from a swim school and stole the Commodore from an auto shop.

Businesses that were hit included Select Shop Fitters Australia, Elders Swim School and Fraser Coast Bolts.



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