A Beerwah family's Toyota Prado was stolen from their Coochin Hills Drive home.
A Beerwah family's Toyota Prado was stolen from their Coochin Hills Drive home. Contributed

Thieves strike Coast family home twice in two nights

UPDATE: A Beerwah dad has been left frustrated by bold thieves who targeted his family twice in two nights.

The man, who did not want to be identified, said he, his wife and their four children did not wake when someone crept into their Coochin Hills Dr home on Sunday night.

He said it appeared someone had broken into his wife's car and used a remote control to get into the garage.

Once inside they took items out including a motorcycle, which was later found stashed in a nearby laneway.

The thieves also took keys to the man's car, his wife's car and stole an iPhone from a bedside table right beside where their 12-year-old son was sleeping.

The man said he had heard of four other nearby homes being broken into on the same night.

Police dog squad officers tracked down a 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Monday morning and charged her with four burglary offences.

The resident's frustrations grew when someone returned to use his wife's stolen car keys to take her Toyota Prado early on Tuesday morning.

He had been up for most of the night but went to bed about 3.30am.

The vehicle was taken sometime between then and 5am.

"I'm really frustrated," the man said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

EARLIER: Dog squad officers have tracked down a teenage girl accused of breaking into cars parked at Beerwah homes.

Police are still looking for at least one alleged accomplice.

Sunshine Coast Child Protection Investigation Unit acting officer-in-charge Grant Gleeson said the 16-year-old girl was charged with four burglary offences.

The break-ins allegedly occurred late on Sunday night.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Gleeson said dog squad officers arrested the girl in the early hours of Monday morning a short distance from one of the alleged breaks.

He asked residents to ensure their vehicles were locked when they left them.

"We are still chasing information in relation to the co-offenders," Det Act Snr Sgt Gleeson said.

The girl is due to appear in Maroochydore Childrens Court on March 1.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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