Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

$25K of Stolen Gear Recovered; Teenager Facing Multiple Burglary Charges

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

$25K of Stolen Gear Recovered; Teenager Facing Multiple Burglary Charges

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Byline: Tara Cassidy Tara.Cassidy@dailymercury.com.au

MORE THAN $25,000 worth of stolen goods have been seized from two West Mackay properties.

Mackay detectives executed two search warrants over two days that resulted in dozens of stolen items being found.

One man has been charged in relation the search and appeared in court Thursday afternoon.

Louie Edward Coetzer, 17, faced two charges of entering a premise and committing an indictable offence, and three entering a premise with intent.

Coetzer was remanded in custody to appear in early December.

A second man was also taken into police custody as a result of the search warrants and was being questioned.

The stolen goods that were found at the two properties include a motorbike worth $10,000, large power tools, a projector and four laptops, among dozens of other items.

Mackay CIB officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant David Tucker some of the items have already been linked to four separate recent break-ins in the Mackay CBD area. …

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