Monday, 24 May 2010

Crime Stoppers update

In partnership with the Cairns District Crime Prevention office, CairnsBlog brings you Crime Stoppers update.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Cairns Police on 4030 7000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoppers 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

AOBH, convenience store, Cairns North
Police are investigating the alleged assault of a store employee and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle at a Sheridan Street convenience store around 7.20 this morning. An altercation broke out after two offenders were allegedly approached by an employee after they were seen rummaging through a car in the store car park. During the struggle a further two offenders allegedly became involved in the altercation. A male offender then allegedly removed a start picket from a garden bed and then entered the convenience store where he allegedly struck a second store employee in the head. A female offender allegedly threw a store sign to smash a locked automatic glass sliding door. The employee was taken to hospital for treatment. Police investigations are continuing.

Robbery, Westcourt
Police are appealing for the witnesses to the robbery of a 26-year-old man around 8pm, Saturday May 22 on Mulgrave Road. Police believe that two women and a man may have witnessed a robbery where a male offender allegedly jumped in front of the victim who was riding a bicycle causing him to stop suddenly. The offender then allegedly struck the victim in the head before stealing his bicycle. The offender is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, around 175-180cm tall, with dark short curly hair wearing a light green shirt, navy blue over-shirt and cargo pants. Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Cairns Police on 4030 7000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Robbery, Cairns North
A 34-year-old local man received facial bruising, lacerations and scratches after he was allegedly set upon by a group of people asking for cigarettes around 8.45pm on Friday, May 21. Police believe that a group of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander males ranging in age from 16-30-years-of-age may be able to assist them with their inquiries in relation to the assault. A member of the group then stole the victim’s wallet and a quantity of alcohol he was carrying before fleeing. Police investigations are continuing.

Vehicle thefts and property stolen from vehicles, Cairns area
Police are again reminding car owners to deter opportunistic thieves by removing valuables and properly securing their vehicles after a number of thefts from motor vehicles and vehicle thefts during the weekend. Similarities drawn by police in the vehicle offences occurring from Edmonton to the Northern Beaches is that valuables in plain view are being left in unlocked vehicles, in two cases keys were also left inside the vehicles.

Traffic crash charge, Bayview Heights
A 16-year-old Bayview Heights boy has been charged after he left the scene of a traffic incident, allegedly crashing the vehicle he was driving into a fence at Currawong Street on Saturday between 1.15-3pm. The 16-year-old was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving unaccompanied with a learner driver’s licence.

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