Police uncover more than peanuts in Kingaroy raids

POLICE have found more than $130,000 worth of money and property after raids in Kingaroy.

Detectives executed search warrants upon two Kingaroy residences yesterday resulting in two men being charged with multiple property offences.

The search warrants were part of an exhaustive investigation into property offences which have occurred in 13 rural townships across a number of districts over the past two years.

It will be alleged the two men targeted business premises in rural towns stealing money, tobacco products and other property.

Police allege that the amount of money and property stolen totals are in excess of $130,000.

Police will allege that David Swan and Phillip Carr, aged 36 and 37, were involved in break and enters in Miriam Vale, Moura, Wowan, Monto and Theodore, among others.

The two men will appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court to face 65 charges each.

Gladstone Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said it was a great achievement from the forensic team and the CIB branch in Biloela.

One of two properties that were raided in Kingaroy on Wednesday in relation to a string of break and enter offences in rural town.
One of two properties that were raided in Kingaroy on Wednesday in relation to a string of break and enter offences in rural town. Gladstone Police

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