Police are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a break and enter at Moranbah's The Avenue Jewellers, that occurred just after 2am on December 8, 2020.
Police are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a break and enter at Moranbah's The Avenue Jewellers, that occurred just after 2am on December 8, 2020.

Police probe CQ jewellery theft and stolen ATM

Police are continuing investigations into two destructive thefts in Central Queensland, targeting two separate businesses in Moranbah and Clermont before Christmas.

The Avenue Jewellers in Moranbah was forced to close on December 8 after thieves smashed its windows and stole more than 100 pieces of jewellery, totalling a large sum of money.

CCTV footage revealed the alleged thieves entered by prying open the doors to the shopping complex on Saint Francis Drive.

Police revealed the unknown persons left the premises in a northerly direction along Saint Francis Drive, in a red Holden Commodore sedan, believed to be a VX – VZ model Commodore.

A Clermont pub was then targeted on Christmas Eve, when destructive thieved ripped an ATM out of the wall.

Police were called to the Grand Hotel about 6.50am on December 24 after a hotel manager woke to find the destruction.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the building at the corner of Capella and Daintree St was severely damaged, with a whole wall ripped out during the theft of the ATM.

It is understood the ATM was found at the scene of a car fire in Clermont later that day.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said investigations were continuing regarding both matters.

Anyone with information about either incidents should phone Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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