Man charged over fuel thefts

April 8, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

CAPALABA police are warning owners of service stations, computer and mobile phone stores to be vigilant after a range of thefts over the weekend.

A month-long investigation into petrol bowser thefts ended on Sunday when police charged a 42-year-old Alexandra Hills man with seven counts of stealing.

The charges are related to petrol thefts from Woolworths Alexandra Hills, the Alexandra Hills Caltex, Coles Express at Cleveland, Matilda at Wacol and the Caltex at Sumner Park.

The man is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on May 7.

A 32-year-old Capalaba man will also front Cleveland Magistrates this month after being charged with stealing a Telstra phone from a display unit at Capalaba Central on Saturday. 

Police say a ziplock tie holding the phone to the unit was cut before the phone was stolen. 

Police are still reviewing closed-circuit television footage from The Good Guys store in Redland Bay Road, Capalaba, in a bid to trace a man in his 20s who stole a $1400 Samsung laptop from a display on Saturday morning.

The man is described as 175cm, dark complexion and of medium build wearing a black short-sleeved shirt and black track pants with white shoes.

Capalaba police also charged a 42-year-old man and a 44-year-old man with drug-related offences, including possession of drug utensils and marijuana, after exercising a search warrant on their Mount Cotton Road home on Sunday. The two will appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on April 30.

Police will check CCTV footage from McGuires bottle shop on Ney Road, Capalaba, after a man in his late 20s stole a carton of Toohey’s Extra Dry from the fridge and then made off in a maroon Toyota Camry on Sunday afternoon.

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