A man will front court today charged 61 offences, following the theft of $1.7 million worth of cars across South East Queensland.
The 32-year-old from Brisbane, along with four associates, are allegedly linked to the theft of 47 vehicles and seven motorcycles since February.
Police say the vehicles were taken for car parks and garages – many considered to be secure parking locations – on the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
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Along with the vehicles, other property including number plates, house keys, garage remote controls, smart phones and other personal property and jewellery was also taken.
A 26-year-old woman from Brisbane was also arrested as part of Operation Romeo Decree.
She was charged with eight offences, including four counts of enter premises and commit an indictable offence, three counts of stealing and one of enter premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.
She’ll front court next month.
The man is due to front Brisbane Magistrates Court today, charged with the following offences:
• 14 x enter premises and commit indictable offence
• 6 x burglary
• 7 x unlawful use of a motor vehicle
• 4 x serious assault police officer
• 1 x dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• 1 x possess dangerous dug exceeding schedule 3 but less than 4
• 1 x unlawful possession of a weapon category C
• 1 x authority required to possess explosives (ammunition)
• 6 x stealing
• 7 x receiving tainted property
• 1 x possess property suspect of being proceed
• 3 x possessed / displayed false registration plates
• 3 x drive motor vehicle disqualified by court repeat offender
• 4 x drive motor vehicle without a licence repeat offender
• 1 x fail to comply with duties involved in a crash
Operation Romeo Decree was established to investigate the thefts, and included a team of detectives, intel analysts and specialist support officers.
To date a total of five people have been charged with 94 offences (including the man and woman) as part of Operation Romeo Decree.