Gold Coast police have stumbled upon a huge haul of allegedly stolen construction tools at a caravan park in Mudgeeraba.
Officers made the find on Tuesday after spotting a vehicle of interest, which had allegedly been involved in a string of break and enters at construction sites in Robina and Broadbeach last month.
It then led them to the caravan park, where police uncovered numerous stolen tools and construction site equipment, along with two syringes and a plastic water pipe.
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A 45-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, both from Mudgeeraba, have since been charged with two counts of entering with intent, one count of stealing and one count of possess tainted property.
The pair were also slapped with one count of receive tainted property, one count of wilful damage and three counts of drug possession.
Acting Senior Sergeant Matthew Pyke said the arrests highlight the ongoing focus on ensuring communities remain safe.
“Some people may believe that, given the current circumstances, they are less likely to get caught engaging in criminal activity,” Acting Senior Sergeant Pyke said.
“Our message is clear: we are out there, we are patrolling, and there’s a very good chance that if you engage in criminal behaviour, you will be caught.”
Police say a large portion of the stolen equipment has now been returned to its rightful owners.