WATCH: Three men busted breaching virus restrictions on Palm Beach roof

Three men have been fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions after they were allegedly caught trespassing in Palm Beach.

The three were spotted by Polair on the roof of a building site in Jefferson Lane around 11.20pm on Saturday night.

Video shows Police on board the helicopter instructing the trio from the air to leave the rooftop.


Officers were waiting for them when they reached the ground.

The men, aged 19, 20 and 21 have been fined $1334 each for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s direction and will also be fined for being unlawfully on premises.

The 19 and 20-year-olds were also charged with possessing drugs and will front court in July.

Gold Coast District Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said police are using all resources to patrol businesses that are closed due to COVID19.

“This is a textbook example of a breach where there has been a total and blatant disregard for not only the law, but also the direction of the Chief Health Officer’s directions,” said Chief Superintendent Wheeler.

Queensland Police issued 46 fines in the last 24 hours for breaching coronavirus restrictions.

A total of 1198 people have now been fined since tougher regulations were introduced on March 27.

WATCH: Three men fined after being spotted on Palm Beach roof




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As Paul Murray said on his show a complete waste of police time – seriously polair and building surrounded by police seriously it wasn’t a murder