Enter premises offence in Depot Hill, QLD

Queensland Police have charged a 26-year-old man following an alleged break-and-enter at a Depot Hill business in Rockhampton on Monday, January 22.

It will be alleged that the man entered the premises around 8.30pm and attempted to steal copper wire before police arrived.

Police Dog Tux tracked the man through the facility before locating him a short distance away, where he was taken into custody.

The 26-year-old man has been charged with enter premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to reappear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on February 9.

Copper is a valuable commodity, but these types of offences can cause an increase in end-user costs, impact productivity, cause a direct impact on individuals in the community, and result in serious injury and death to thieves and innocent victims.

The community is urged to keep a lookout for suspicious activity, including people removing items from locations like:

• Construction sites

• Sporting fields

• Energy and water supplies

• Community venues (e.g. community halls)

• Industrial areas.

• Shopping centres

Suspicious activity includes people removing items from these locations by individuals or small groups – most construction and utility sites will take delivery but not have items removed.

The community should look out for discarded cable insulation, open access to utilities and removal of materials from construction or public sites.

If it looks out of place, report it.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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