Police raid uncovers Gold Coast parcel Grinch

A man who took delivery of multiple parcels addressed to a woman who used to live in his house has been charged with theft.

Police said that between December 5 and December 7, two packages were delivered to a home at Ormeau. The parcels were addressed to a former female resident who no longer lived at the property.

“It will be alleged that the new male resident has accepted, opened and dishonestly appropriated the postal goods,” police said in a statement.


After confirming with the courier that the parcels had been delivered, the woman went to her old address and asked the new resident about the deliveries, which he denied ever receiving.

The woman then made a complaint to police who executed a search warrant at the Ormeau home and allegedly located all of the postal articles and stolen goods, which had an estimated worth of $680.

A 35-year-old Ormeau man was charged with theft of articles in the course of post under the Commonwealth Criminal Code.

He was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 24, 2017.