Police seize jewellery, sawn-off rifle

TWO men have been charged, and a third is assisting police following investigations into jewellery thefts across southeast Queensland.

Detectives from Metropolitan North Region, North Coast Region, Southern Region and State Crime Operations Command commenced Operation Kilo Ironclad in response to the theft of a significant amount of jewellery.

Police said today they had recovered a large amount of jewellery, as well as a sawn-off rifle, during the course of the operation.

A 21-year-old Lutwyche man has been charged with enter premises and commit indictable offence by break, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson of a motor vehicle. 

He is expected to appear Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

A 31-year-old Deagon man has been charged with a total of seven offences including two counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence by break, three counts of enter premises with intent to commit offence and one charge each of attempted enter premises and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. 

He is expected to appear at the Pine Rivers Magistrates court on September 17.

It will be alleged that three jewellery stores were broken into at Taigum, Noosaville and Warwick in June and August this year and jewellery stolen.

Operation Kilo Ironclad continues with police investigations into a number of other jewellery store thefts on-going.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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