Queensland Police Service. Pic. Matthew Sullivan, logox
Queensland Police Service. Pic. Matthew Sullivan, logox

Update: Store stock returned after robbery

UPDATE: One of the stores targeted by a 14-year-old Gracemere girl's robbery rampage on Archer St on Tuesday morning has thanked the community for its support.

Gypsy Divine was one of three stores, including Atomic Beauty and Samo's Fish Bar, that was robbed during the hours of 1.30-2.30am on Tuesday. 

The owner of the store reported a loss of around $5000 of stock, including a till, unique jewelry, a laptop and a phone. 

"I just want to say thank you to all you beautiful souls," Gypsy Divine posted on Facebook.

"I have received such an overwhelming amount of inboxes. I am extremely tired and I have not had a chance to get to them all. 

"The good news is Rockhampton police have recovered some of our stock."

Police media have confirmed that the girl entered a business on Archer Street and stole a bottle of coke, a popper and cupcakes from a fridge before attempting to enter the cold room fridge. 

The girl then entered Samo's and removed a pack of cigarettes from a window sill before attempting to open the back door to Gypsy Divine. 

She smashed a window, removed the till and went through the store eating food and drinks and stealing stock before returning to the stolen Mazda CX-5 she was driving. 

Police were notified by the owner of Samo's Place about the incident and identified the girl through CCTV and witness reports. 

The car was allegedly stolen during a burglary on Clark St, West Rockhampton on December 15. 

INITIAL STORY: A GROUP allegedly rammed a police car before breaking into three businesses on Monday night.

About 1.30am, police noticed an alleged stolen Mazda CX-5 travelling south on Moores Creek Rd and activated light and sirens. The driver allegedly turned the vehicle around and started heading north.

Police pulled up behind the vehicle on North St, where it allegedly reversed into their car and took off. Police found the vehicle a short time later on Kent St.

Atomic Beauty, Gypsy Divine and Samos Fish Bar on Archer St were all allegedly broken into. Police confirmed three people had been charged.

A 14 year-old girl has been charged with three counts of break and enter, unlawful use of motor vehicle and deprivation of liberty. She will be dealt with through the Youth Justice Act.

A woman, 18, has been charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, two counts of driving with a suspended license, two stealing, one each of evade police, fraud, receive tainted property and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

She is expected to face court tomorrow.

A 26-year-old man faces one charge of unlawful use of motor vehicle. He will appear in court in January.



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