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Police smash car stealing syndicate, Acacia Ridge

South Brisbane District detectives have charged three men after closing down a car stealing syndicate operating out of Acacia Ridge.

Officers were tracking a stolen vehicle which led them to an industrial site on Bradman Street on Tuesday, October 10.

It will be alleged the vehicle was located amongst 100 other cars at the premises.

Police subsequently declared a crime scene with officers searching all vehicles on site.

Eleven cars were located which had been allegedly stolen this year from locations in Maroochydore, Rothwell, Chandler, Tivoli, Kuraby, Slacks Creek, Underwood and Gaven.

Police also discovered two engines which had been allegedly stolen from Pimpama on August 3 and Shailer Park on September 29.

Three Underwood men aged 25, 30 and 32, are all scheduled to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court on November 14.

The trio has each been charged with 11 counts of unlawful possession of a motor vehicle.

Centenary Crime Group Detective Inspector Craig Morrow said police will allege the Bradman Street address was being used as an auto-wrecking business.

“Our investigations indicate the vehicles were stolen by others who would attend this address and sell them for cash,” Detective Inspector Morrow said.

Investigations are continuing.

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