A woman has been arrested on multiple stealing offences after police found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods in her house.
Investigators from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch yesterday executed a search warrant at an address in Willow Vale.
It’s believed to be in relation to an organised stealing syndicate.
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Police allegedly found stolen property valued in excess of $20,000 at the property, including electronic and baby goods.
Investigators say the items were stolen from various Gold Coast retailers, then sold on through multiple internet-based market places.
A 35-year-old woman from Willow Vale was arrested at the scene.
She’s due to appear in Southport Court next month, charged with two counts of entering a premise with intent to commit an indictable offence, seven counts of stealing and one count of possession of tainted property.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast CIB said the retail theft is costs Queensland millions of dollars every year.
“Yesterday’s effort clearly illustrates the scale of organised nature of this offending and accordingly, the apprehension of those involved is an ongoing priority of the Queensland Police Service,” Detective Inspector Smith said.