Police hunt serial property thief targeting Brisbane and the Gold Coast

POLICE have stepped up their search for a serial thief accused of committing close to 100 offences across Brisbane and the Gold Coast over the past four months.

Mitchell Connor, 31, (pictured below) has allegedly been pinching cars, motorbikes, phones, credit cards and number plates from homes, secure carparks and garages in various suburbs since April.

Suburbs targeted include Norman Park, New Farm, Albion, Lutwyche, Nundah, Windsor, Spring Hill, Kelvin Grove, Northgate, West End, Coorparoo, Eight Mile Plains, and Burleigh Heads and Southport on the Gold Coast.


Police said many of the locations targeted would usually have been considered secure parking areas.

It’s understood some of the stolen items, including credit cards, have been used to commit fraud offences.

Detectives first went public with an appeal to locate Conner (pictured) on June 15 when he was wanted in connection to more than 30 offences.

Instead of going into hiding or handing himself in, police say the 31-year-old has since increased his crimes, allegedly committing an additional 40 crimes in the last six weeks.

Anyone who has any information on Conner, or knows here he is, is urged to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Police say he is believed to be armed with a handgun and are urging members of the public not to approach him.

Mitchell Conner, 31, is wanted in connection to more than 70 property offences across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.