An alleged thief’s choice of clothing has been his undoing, after police spotted him walking down the street wearing the same outfit as a person seen breaking into a nearby jewellery store earlier this week.
The 32-year-old was stopped by officers on George Street in Beenleigh around 8.30am yesterday, with police allegedly finding suspected stolen jewellery, a small quantity of methylamphetamine and suboxone, and a small knife.
Police also seized the man’s phone and allegedly uncovered child exploitation material.
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The Beenleigh man was arrested and has since been charged with a string of offences, including the alleged break-ins of a number of businesses in Beenleigh recently.
The man is accused of forcing entry to a carpark on George Street just before midnight on Monday, where he attempted to enter a number of cars before smashing the passenger window of a Toyota Corolla and stealing a number of small items including hand sanitizer, gloves and children’s toys.
Then around 4:30am on Tuesday, police allege the same man used a stolen black Hyundai Accent to smash into a George Street jewellery store where he got away with a display cabinet filled with synthetic stones used in the sizing of jewellery.
The man is expected to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today charged with four counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, two counts of possessing child exploitation material, one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count of possessing tainted property.
Investigations are ongoing.