Pricey birthday present stolen from mailbox of CQ home
A Capella couple was left with nothing but an empty box after a brand new Thermomix was stolen from their mailbox on Thursday.
David Lablack took to Facebook on March 11 with the news the TM6 Thermomix had been stolen from his property along Yan Yan Road, Capella.
He said the thief left the empty box behind.
Mr Lablack told CQ News the machine was a birthday present to his wife who was diagnosed with osteoporosis.
“The Thermomix was to make it easier for her to prepare the bone building diet that will hopefully help her strengthen her bones,” he said.
“It‘s a complex diet with lots of preparation. Sometimes it takes hours to prepare a meal.”
Queensland Police Service is investigating the theft, with fingerprints taken from the empty box that was left behind.
A spokesman said the package had not been located, and no on had been arrested or charged in relation to the matter. Although investigations would continue.
“Any information leading to the return of this Thermomix would be greatly appreciated,” Mr Lablack said.
According to QPS data, the Capella area has had eight reported thefts in the past year, including that of the Thermomix.
While it’s not always Australia Post that delivers the parcels, an Australia Post spokesman encouraged residents to contact police if they suspected a parcel had been stolen.
“Theft of parcels and mail after delivery is a criminal offence, and we encourage customers to contact the police if they suspect their mail has been tampered with or stolen,” he said.
“Customers concerned about mail security can sign up for a free MyPost account and choose to have their parcels redirected to a Post Office, a PO Box, or use one of our free 24/7 parcel lockers.
“For any delivery service concerns, we encourage customers to contact us on 13 POST so that we can provide help and support.”