Three charged with looting

DETECTIVES from Hendra CIB have charged three men with stealing offences following two incidents at Pinkenba this afternoon.

About 4pm today, police patrolling Brownley Street observed a man allegedly used his vehicle to drag a pontoon to the river bank to retrieve a dinghy. The 67-year-old man from Roselea has been issued with a Notice to Appear for stealing by looting.

About an hour later police located two men, aged 19 and 20, allegedly attempt to steal a 10 foot dinghy from the Brisbane River near Marina Street. The two men, both from Wynnum, have also been issued with a Notice to Appear for stealing by looting.

All three men will appear before the Brisbane Magistrates Court with the 19 and 20-year-olds to appear on February 16, while the 67-year-old will appear on February 15.

Police warn that any person located stealing property displaced by the flood situation in the greater Brisbane region will be arrested and prosecuted.

If any member of the community witnesses any looting they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24 hours a day.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

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