GOTCHA: Police catch break-in suspects at Subway
UPDATE 1.30PM: A POLICE media spokeswoman confirmed police have found the car involved in yesterday's brazen break-in at a Palmer St address.
The spokeswoman said the car was found at Subway on Farm St and police were speaking to suspects.
Victim of yesterday's break-in Peter Mackay has thanked the police and the Rockhampton community for their help in tracking down the alleged offenders.
"All looking hopeful, fingers crossed they retrieve all the stolen goods," Mr Mackay said.
"Thank you to the police and everyone in the Facebook community for your support, advice and tip offs! Great work everyone, real community spirit!"
INITIAL: IT was a dramatic scene in the Glenmore Shopping Village car park this morning, as a man suspected of being involved in a series of break-ins was approached by police as he returned to his car.
The man's black and blue Holden Commodore ute, which matched the description of one involved in a break-in just yesterday afternoon, was searched just after 10am and police spoke with him at the scene.
Police were alerted of the suspect vehicle by numerous members of the public who had seen a picture of the car posted on Facebook by a theft victim.
Allenstown resident Peter Mackay posted a warning on various community based Facebook pages after a thief broke into his family home and stole a number of items before being interrupted by his daughter yesterday afternoon.
"We live in Allenstown and today (Tuesday 16 August) at about 2pm a woman walked into our house while my daughter was the only one at home in her bedroom at the back of the house," Mr Mackay wrote in the post.
"My daughter heard the woman walking from room to room before she opened my daughter's door.
"The woman seemed a bit startled and said something about she was looking for "Martin" and quickly left."
Mr Mackay said his wife and daughter saw the woman walking out of their yard last week and suspect she was 'casing' the home.
"This time she was carrying a shopping bag (the cold bag type you get at supermarkets)," Mr Mackay said of yesterday's incident.
"She went outside where an older man (balding, grey hair) was waiting in the a ute with the vinyl cover open.
"She put the bag in the ute, he closed it up, and they headed off.
"It was only later that we noticed a few items were missing...my son's Play Station Vita, wallet, black Maxum watch, my wife's jewellery box (black lacquer, approx 4 inches high x 4 inches wide x 4 inches deep with 3 little drawers) with a couple of nice rings and a gold chain and a gold locket.
"All things were in plain view but she must have gone right into the bedrooms."
Mr Mackay's daughter's quick thinking in taking a photo of the vehicle involved as it left the family home helped in identifying the alleged offenders.
Police investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.