UPDATE at 6:15 PM | TWO German tourists who nicked over a grand’s worth of electrical equipment from a Commonwealth Games site on the Gold Coast have been convicted of their crimes.
Lasse Duisberg and Cooper Laurence Kilian Jensen, both 18, were charged with stealing after taking $1500 worth of equipment from a fenced-off tent at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach on Sunday morning.
They were convicted for the offence and released without further punishment after pleading guilty in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
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FIRST at MIDDAY | TWO 18-year-old German tourists have been charged with stealing from a Broadbeach park which was fenced off for Commonwealth Games community celebrations.
Police say the pair entered tents which were set up at Kurrawa Park just before 4.00am on Sunday March 25 and stole $1500 worth of property.
CCTV cameras around the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise area managed to clearly capture the men, which helped officers track them down.
The pair have since been charged with one count each of stealing.
They are due to appear in the Southport magistrates Court today.
The incident has prompted police to remind the community that the interference with or theft of property from temporary structures set-up around the Gold Coast in preparation for the Commonwealth Games is a criminal offence.