Thieves hit Yeppoon in rampage
THE intruder slowly opened the unlocked door and crept quietly inside the Yeppoon unit in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He must have thought he was free to grab whatever valuables he could find in the dark.
What he didn't expect was that the resident was sleeping on the couch and the noise made him stir.
The resident sat up promptly to see a figure standing in his kitchen a moment before he/she ran off.
“It gave him a hell of a fright.
"He told me it might be silly, but he thought it was a ghost,” said neighbour Adam Wendt, who spoke to the householder later the same morning.
Adam said the resident of the Caroline St unit was still in shock after finding someone inside his home, and Adam felt he was lucky he locked his front door.
Police yesterday said the intruder ransacked the resident's car and stole some cash, but left empty-handed from the house.
The intruder also rummaged through the car of two other neighbours, Alyssa Scott and Dylan Reynolds.
Alyssa said yesterday she was woken by police at her door on Sunday morning asking if she had left her car door open.
“They left the door, the console and the glove box open, but nothing was taken,” she said.
“I had looked out the window that morning and saw someone standing, looking into my window, but I thought nothing of it....they must have been scouting because as soon as I looked he bolted.”
Police are g asking anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in the street to contact Yeppoon police on 4939 0000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.