A home was broken into in Bowen at the weekend. Picture: Brendan Francis
A home was broken into in Bowen at the weekend. Picture: Brendan Francis

BOWEN CRIME: Jewellery stolen in daylight home break-in

A BOWEN resident returned home to find their door jimmied open and a safe full of jewellery gone after a thief broke in at the weekend.

Bowen Police officer-in-charge Craig Shepherd said the break-in occurred on Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm on The Soldiers Rd.

The resident went out and locked their home, but when they returned they saw dents in their security screen and noticed their sliding door had been forced open.

Senior Sergeant Shepherd said the resident saw the home had been rifled through and a small safe from one of the bedrooms had been stolen.

 

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The safe contained various pieces of jewellery, including watches, necklaces and bracelets, Sen-Sgt Shepherd said.

Anyone who has any information that could help police with their inquiries is urged to phone Bowen Police Station on 4720 4555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Anyone with information is urged to phone Bowen Police Station on 4720 4555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are calling for public assistance after graffiti was found at Bowen Hospital. Photo: Daryl Wright
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The 50-year-old man was pulled up on Gregory St about 9pm on Thursday.

Police allege he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 per cent and he is scheduled to appear in Bowen Magistrates Court on September 29.


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