Cops raid house full of booty
AN Aladdin's Cave of stolen goods was uncovered by police during a raid on a Gin Gin house on Tuesday.
Dozens of allegedly stolen DVDs, books and games, plus a television, digital photo frames, cosmetics and children's clothing were discovered by the Bundaberg District Operations Team in the Mulgrave Street home.
Lollies, bags and other goods were also uncovered in the haul.
Bundaberg Police Senior Constable Ricky Lynch estimated the goods may be worth up to $3500.
“Many items still had price tags on,” he said.
Snr Const. Lynch said the woman allegedly pawned several items after shoplifting them.
It is alleged all of the items were stolen from six or seven Bundaberg shops including Big W, Target and Kmart during the past couple of months.
Snr Const. Lynch said up to $2500 worth of goods, including a large television, was allegedly stolen from one store alone.
The raid was conducted after the woman was allegedly connected to a suspected shoplifting offence, and detectives issued a warrant for her arrest.
“A small amount of cannabis, a bong and a grinder (used for drugs) were also allegedly found during the raid,” Snr Const. Lynch said.
A 35-year-old Gin Gin woman was charged with five counts of stealing, four counts of possessing stolen goods and two counts of fraud.
She was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a drug utensil.
The woman will appear in Bundaberg Magistrates Court on November 12.