Police release new CCTV footage of serial Gold Coast burglars in action

POLICE have released new security footage of two men wanted over a series of smash and grabs on the Gold Coast.

The men are accused of embarking on a brazen bush-to-beach crime spree between September 3 and September 7.

Police said the pair allegedly smashed their way into as many as 10 takeaway stores and cafes right across the coast, including at Mudgeeraba, Miami, Varsity Lakes, Burleigh Waters, Mermaid Waters, Hope Island and Southport.


In one incident shortly before 1am on September 7, the men allegedly used a rock to smash their way into a store on Broadwater Avenue at Hope Island. After searching the business, however, the burglars left empty-handed.

Then, around 6am that morning the same men allegedly broke into another takeaway business, this time on Bermuda Street at Varsity Lakes, on the other end of the Coast.

They allegedly used a brick to smash their way in through the front door and fled the scene with the cash register.

Police said the thieves also hit a hardware store and a medical centre.

Detectives released new security footage and CCTV images of the men today (see them below), showing them smashing their way inside a cafe on Karbunya Street at Mermaid Waters.

Both men are described as being Caucasian; one has a “short rat’s tail” and a tattoo above his left eyebrow and tattoos down both of his lower legs.

The thieves getaway vehicle, a stolen 2014 grey Range Rover, was found abandoned at Reedy Creek last Friday.

Anyone who recognises the men in the footage or believes that they may have seen them recently is urged to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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