Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Police Begin Manhunt; Taskforce Set Up in Quest to Capture Gang Involved in String of Violent Robberies

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Police Begin Manhunt; Taskforce Set Up in Quest to Capture Gang Involved in String of Violent Robberies

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Byline: KATE CLIFFORD

SUNSHINE Coast police have began a massive manhunt for more than 30 alleged gang members wanted for 190 violent robberies across south-east Queensland.

Six members of the Coast's Property Crime Squad joined officers from Brisbane yesterday to form a special taskforce dedicated to the arrest of offenders responsible for crimes dating back to December last year.

The arrest of four alleged offenders in Brisbane's north over the weekend initiated the police operation, codenamed Kilo Perpetual, when one gang member was shot trying to evade police.

Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said the crime spree had left Coast businesses thousands of dollars in debt.

aThere have been numerous crimes here that relate directly to crimes occurring in Brisbane,a Snr Sgt Edwards said.

aWe have footage and we know who they are, now we can get to the task of capturing them.a

One of the men allegedly involved in the gang originates from Nambour. …

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