Stolen ute used in several break and enters north of the Gold Coast

ALEX HEINKE reports.

Police are investigating a series of break and enters that occurred in the Logan area in the early hours Tuesday morning.

Initial reports suggest that sometime on Monday night a white ute was stolen from the driveway from a residence in Parkinson, then used in a string of break and enters and robbery.



The ute used in the series of break and enters on Monday night. PICTURE: Qld Police

The vehicle was used to drive into the glass doors of a tattoo parlour in Hillcrest where a small sum of money was taken.

It then rammed a convenience store on Wharf Street, Logan Village and a second convenience store on Emerald Drive in Regents Park.

Then around 4.30am the crook approached a fast food outlet on Brisbane Street, Jimboomba and smashed the front doors with a sledge hammer.

The man entered the premises and attempted to remove the cash register but dropped it before exiting the premises. The man was seen leaving the area in a vehicle similar to the one pictured.