Vehicle driven into shopping centre during early hour burglary, Urraween

Police have released images of three men they believe could assist in their investigations after a Hervey Bay shopping centre was broken into during the early hours of Friday morning, January 22.

Around 3am a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe was used to force entry into a shopping centre on Central Avenue in Urraween, where it was then driven into the roller door of a jewellery store.

The three men (four in total, including the driver) then stole a quantity of jewellery including diamond pendants consisting of yellow, white and rose gold, earrings, watches and a variety of coloured stones from smashed cabinets.

A second vehicle, a blue 2020 Ford Puma was also used during the smash and grab, with the offenders running back and forth between the store and the station wagon.

Both vehicles were then driven out the same way they came in via the transit driveway towards Sterling Avenue.

Both vehicles which were later located burnt out at Torbanlea, were stolen from a Maryborough car dealership on Adelaide Street around an hour before the ramraid.

Anyone with vision or further information is urged to contact police.

Investigations remain underway.




If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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