Man watches live from smart phone as thieves rob his home

POLICE have released images of two men wanted over a break and enter at Helensvale last month.

It’s alleged four men forced their way inside a shed at the back of a property that was under construction on Amazon Circuit around 4.20am on June 30.

Little did the thieves know, their every move was being live-streamed back to the property owner’s mobile phone. The 37-year-old man was in Mackay, more than 1000km away at the time.


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Police said the homeowner was notified via a security alert on his mobile phone and watched the burglary unfold in real-time via surveillance cameras mounted at the construction site.

In a statement, police said the thieves allegedly stole a number of items, including the surveillance cameras, solar panels and a modem, before relocating to another address to smoke drugs.

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

Following investigations, police arrested a 29-year-old man at a house at Gaven on July 5.

The man has since been charged with three counts of receiving tainted property, two counts of stealing and one count each entering a premises, possessing suspected stolen property, possessing a restricted item, possessing a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday July 19.

Police urge anyone who has information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the two men pictured to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The first man is described as being European in appearance and aged in his 30s with short brown hair and fluorescent green ‘spacers’ in his earlobes. It appears he has a diamond tattoo on his neck.

He was wearing a white baseball cap, a dark blue long-sleeve jumper with “LA” emblazoned on the front with white letting and a red bag at the time of the incident.

The second man is described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s with a lean build, short brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a blue hooded jacket at the time of the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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