A boomerang has been stolen from a Coast convention centre.
A boomerang has been stolen from a Coast convention centre. Wyshe

Boomerang swiped from Coast conference hall

AN INDIGENOUS artefact has been stolen from a Sunshine Coast convention centre.

On September 1 an unknown man and woman entered the foyer of The Events Centre Caloundra from the internal stairwell.

The duo approached a table display of artefacts and loitered around the table to survey the area for staff, before the man picked up the Murra Wolka Creations boomerang on display.

WANTED BY POLICE: The two people captured on CCTV footage stealing the boomerang.
WANTED BY POLICE: The two people captured on CCTV footage stealing the boomerang. Queensland Police

In CCTV footage released to police, the couple can be seen having a conversation before the woman walked away, waiting for her male companion to follow with the boomerang.

Police were alerted once The Events Centre discovered that the boomerang was discovered missing, prompting a review of CCTV footage from the Minchinton St convention centre.

The person responsible for the boomerang has advised police that the artefact was to be a gift to the centre at the conclusion of the conference being held at The Events Centre at the time.

The item is only worth up to $70 and is mass produced so therefore holds no cultural significance.

The owner of the boomerang has advised police that if the boomerang is returned, the theft complaint will be dropped.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or report information about the crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.


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