Antique treasures found at Coast
A THIEF with a taste for antiques.
This is what police may have uncovered when they searched a Yeppoon house yesterday and found a number of odd items and collectables they allege were stolen from homes on the Capricorn Coast in the past few months.
A man was arrested yesterday in relation to another matter, however, when police searched his home, they had to carefully move delicate items believed to have been stolen property.
From marble chess boards and expensive silverware, to a China soup tureen, large lamps and antique dolls; the line-up of items looked more like an antique sale than criminal evidence.
Plainclothes Constable Dorinda Bice said it was an unusual case.
And now the difficult part for her and the CIB team is identifying the owners.
They want people to come forward if they recognise any of these pieces; which includes large, clustered rings, a hard-drive, tools, a projector, tyres, bullets, and a clock and sports memorabilia.
The man is yet to be questioned by police and an investigation into the alleged stolen property is continuing.
If you recognise any of the items or have been a victim of a break and enter, contact the Yeppoon police station on 4939 0000.