Cross border investigation leads to arrest of property offenders – Gold Coast and New South Wales

Burleigh Heads based Taskforce Latro detectives have charged a Tweed Coast couple with a string of property offences alleged to have been committed at semi-rural homes in the Tallai, Bonogin, Tallebudgera & Mudgeeraba areas earlier this year., Queensland Police say

The 36-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman from Casuarina Beach, were arrested in a joint Queensland Police Service and New South Wale Police operation on June 2, 2017 at Palm Beach in Queensland and have been remanded in custody.

The pair have so far been charged with over ninety offences including sixteen burglaries, twenty-five frauds, six unlawful use of motor vehicles, twenty-three counts of receiving tainted goods, eight counts of stealing, driving offences and three offences against the Bail Act in Queensland.

NSW detectives searched the couple’s Casuarina Beach home seizing large amounts of stolen property currently being identified and returned to victims of the offences.

The woman will reappear in Southport Magistrates Court on July 20 and the man will appear in Southport Court on July 25, 2017.

As investigations continue it is expected that further charges will be laid.

As part of the operation, New South Wales detectives arrested a 53-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man charging them with goods in custody and drug offences the day before the arrests in Queensland. On June 1, 2017 the 53-year-old woman was imprisoned for four months by Tweed Court. The man is due to make his next appearance at Tweed Court on September 19, 2017.

Police from both states will continue to work in partnership to target offenders who operate across our border.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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