When TV comes to life, North Mackay

Imagine the irony of this situation – a resident is up late at home watching a TV show (likely a crime show) when a crime occurs in the room they are watching the crime show in!

This is exactly what happened to a resident in High Street, North Mackay at 10.45pm on May 17.

The resident had earlier smoked a cigarette in their back yard, they intended to have another cigarette prior to going to bed – so they left the rear back door closed but unlocked. Our burglar wanna-be has entered the home through the closed but unlocked door.

As the resident was seated watching TVa noise has caused them to look up and they have seen the burglar (only metres away) quickly running outside in possession of a stolen wallet and it’s contents. The wallet was dropped in the back yard as the burglar made good their escape.

Did you see any suspicious activity in the Beaconsfield area overnight? If you can help investigators please call the Mackay Northern Beaches police station on 0749 697 666 or you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 any time of the day.

The report number to refer to is QP1700858681.

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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