Shop thieves did not flinch
AS ROCKHAMPTON butcher shop owner Wayne Dehaas watched four hooded teens rummage through his store, he couldn't help but notice they didn't flinch once.
Police have released CCTV footage of the burglary and are asking the public for assistance and to remain vigilant after a spate of break-ins in recent weeks.
Wayne, whose Richardson Rd store was the target, said society needed to start standing up for itself.
"I watched them (offenders) make their way all around my shop, from the front door to the back door and they didn't even flinch," Wayne said. "There's no system and no discipline and something needs to be done."
He said it was about the fifth time the business had been broken into in three years.
Rockhampton police said the culprits entered the store between 5.30pm Tuesday and 3am on Wednesday.
Detective Sergeant Scott Ingram said their ages were unknown, but suspected them to be in their mid to late teens.
"There are four offenders, one we are confident regarding identity, but we would like assistance from the community regarding the other offenders," Det Sgt Ingram said.
This comes after a Rockhampton juvenile was arrested as part of the Brisbane car chase that occurred this week, and has had more charges laid.
Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne said he had experienced juvenile crime first-hand only a fortnight ago.
April 13: A sandwich shop in William St and a residential address in Charles St were reportedly broken into overnight.
April 10: Wayne's World of Meats - Cash was stolen.
April 3: Allenstown Hotel - alcohol stolen.
April 3, Other addresses included: Hogan St; Buckle St x two addresses; Henderson St; Medcraf St; Face St; Bulman St and St Mary's School.