Detectives from Bayside Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a 31-year-old man with 50 offences in relation to a series of alleged property crime offences across Brisbane’s southern suburbs.
Overnight on February 9, an Hyundai i30 was stolen from a Coorparoo address. It will be alleged the vehicle’s keys were stolen from a lockbox attached to the vehicle, which was used in a vehicle sharing service.
It will be alleged the vehicle was subsequently involved in four alleged break and enters at businesses across Redland Bay, Runcorn and Wynnum West on February 10.
Extensive investigations lead detectives to execute a search warrant at a Crestmead address, where a 31-year-old man was taken into custody.
It will be alleged a large quantity of stolen property was located at the residence, including car keys, tools, alcohol, electronic devices, wallets and vehicle accessories.
Police will allege the man was involved in the theft of 13 of vehicles, 9 of which were being used in a vehicle sharing service.
It will be further alleged the man was involved in a single vehicle crash on Giessman Drive at Tamborine Mountain at approximately 11pm on December 28, in which a Mazda CX-9 was allegedly rolled and abandoned.
The 31-year-old man has been charged with 50 offences including 17 counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence, 13 counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, six counts of stealing, four count of fraud, two counts each of attempted enter premise, wilful damage and possess dangerous drugs, one count each of drive without due care, driving unlicenced, possess drug utensils and possessing tainted property.
His bail has been refused, and he is expected to appear before Richlands Magistrates Court today (February 13).
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