Update – Linked burglary offences, Gold Coast

Detectives investigating a series of burglaries targeting Gold Coast businesses between Sunday September 3 and Thursday September 7 have released additional CCTV footage of two men who may be able to assist with inquiries.

Shortly before 1am on September 7 two men entered a takeaway food store on Broadwater Avenue at Hope Island by smashing a glass door with a rock.

The men conducted a search of the property however left empty-handed. Around 6am that morning the same men broke into another takeaway business located on Bermuda Street at Varsity Lakes, using a brick to smash their way through the door.

The men removed the store till containing a sum of cash and fled the scene in a grey SUV.

It is believed the thieves broke into up to ten premises including takeaway food outlets, cafes, a hardware store and a medical centre.

Similar burglaries were reported overnight on September 7 from businesses in Burleigh Waters, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Mudgereeba and Southport.

CCTV footage release by police today shows two men entering a café on Karbunya Street at Mermaid Waters by smashing a glass door.

The first man (pictured) is described as Caucasian in appearance with dark hair, a short rat’s tail with a tattoo above his left eyebrow and tattoos down both lower legs.

The second man (pictured) is also described as Caucasian.

Police have since located a stolen 2014 grey Range Rover used by the thieves which was abandoned at Reedy Creek on September 8.

Anyone who may have seen the men are urged to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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