LATEST @ 4.30 PM by Shanee Dobeson | Police are hunting a group of wanna-be thieves who smashed their way into an IGA store on the Gold Coast this morning.
The group, which appears to consist of five youths, rammed into the store in a vehicle on Harbour Village Parade at Coomera Waters around 3am.
IGA Coomera Waters shared CCTV vision of the incident on Facebook in a bid to catch the culprits.
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“Ratbags are out this morning! Ram raid at 3am. Looks like a white Toyota Corolla hatch,” the post said.
“Not the smartest bunch. They targeted the Cigarettes but left with nothing (our tobacco cabinet is a safe)”.
Despite the ram-raiders leaving empty-handed, police said they caused quite a bit of damage to the front of the store.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.
Ratbags are out this morning! Ram raid at 3 am. Looks like a white Toyota Corolla hatch.
Not the smartest bunch. They targeted the Cigarettes but left with nothing (our tobacco cabinet is a safe)
EARLIER @ 8.00 AM by Monique StClair | Gold Coast police are investigating after a small convenience store was smashed into at Coomera overnight.
Early inquiries indicate that a car may have been used to ram the shopfront, as part of a break-in attempt along Harbour Village Parade.
It created a lot of damage to the business, with lots of smashed window glass around the scene.
A police spokesperson also confirmed that nothing appears to have been stolen during the incident, with the motive of the offenders still under investigation.
It’s not clear exactly what time the incident occurred, but police were notified of it around 3.30 am.
Investigations are continuing.
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