Engagement ring stolen in car theft spree

CAUGHT OUT: CCTV images from a Little Mountain home show two men breaking into a car in the early hours of Monday morning.
CAUGHT OUT: CCTV images from a Little Mountain home show two men breaking into a car in the early hours of Monday morning. Contributed

AN ENGAGEMENT ring, tools, cash, wallets and other jewellery were among the items taken from 10 cars during a night of break-ins in neighbouring Coast suburbs.

CCTV footage captured at the Little Mountain home of one of the victims in the early hours of Monday morning has been shared online in an effort to identify the thieves.

Fellow Little Mountain resident Madison Aston, 20, said she forgot her engagement ring as well as her baby's first bracelet were still in her car when it was left parked in the driveway of her Wilderness Circuit home on Sunday afternoon.

The items had been left in the car when they went to the beach earlier in the weekend.

Miss Aston and her partner Cody Trieve were devastated on Monday morning to find the ring, as well as another ring, a pram, a white gold baby bracelet with "AT" initials and other items had been stolen.

Mountain Creek resident Madison Aston's engagement ring was stolen from her family car parked in Wilderness Circuit.
Mountain Creek resident Madison Aston's engagement ring was stolen from her family car parked in Wilderness Circuit. Contributed

Miss Aston said a rear window had been left down only a centimetre and that was how she believed thieves had broken in.

"The car looked like it had been ransacked," Miss Aston said.

"The things that they took were of sentimental value."

Caloundra police station intelligence officer Senior Constable Kelly O'Brien said cars were also broken into in Mansell St, Wildflower Way, Cumberland Cres, Hayman Lane, Springs Dr, Andrew Ave and Ruby Cres on Sunday night.

Snr Const O'Brien said none of those reported in Little Mountain or Meridan Plains showed forced signs of entry.

She urged residents to lock their cars and remove valuables from them.

"At the end of the day we are just repeating ourselves," Snr Const O'Brien said.

"These are opportunistic crimes because the vehicles are left unlocked."

She said police officers were reviewing CCTV images of two men taken about 2.30am on Monday at a Spring Dr home. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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