Police release image of man after thefts from boat

UPDATE: 10am Tuesday, May 26

A MAN is assisting police with their investigation into a number of thefts from a boat in Tweed Heads. 

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command posted a note on their Facebook page, thanking the public for their assistance in identifying the man. 

It is unclear whether any charges have been laid against the man, in relation to the thefts at the Boyds Bay Garden World site. 


Initial report: 1pm May 19

POLICE have sought public assistance after boating equipment was stolen from a boat in Tweed Heads. 

Police said over the past several weeks, some items were stolen from the boat which was being stored at the rear of the Boyds Bay Garden World site. 

Police believe this man could assist with their inquiries into equipment stolen from a boat in Tweed Heads.
Police believe this man could assist with their inquiries into equipment stolen from a boat in Tweed Heads. Source: Facebook

About 11am Sunday, a man was disturbed and photographed, whilst allegedly attempting to steal the propeller from the boat's motor.

Police have released a photo of this man, described as 20-30 years of age, caucasian, wearing a blue and black checked long sleeve hooded jumper and boardshorts. 

At the time of the incident, he was carrying a grey backpack. 

Police wish to speak with this man. 

The stolen items included a depth sounder, steering wheel, two-way radio and seat. 

The offender, or offenders have been gaining access to the site by cutting holes in the wire fencing. 

Anyone with information about these thefts should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Constable Jefferson at Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999.

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