Business Owners Advised To Assess Security After Stealing Incident In Chermside Jewellery Store

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Authorities are reminding business owners to assess their security following a stealing incident in Chermside, which involved two minors who allegedly stole $10,000 worth of jewellery from a store.

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According to Queensland Police Service, the stealing incident in Chermside happened on 24 November 2022, when two males and a female entered the store and removed a gold bracelet from a display case behind the counter whilst the staff were distracted serving other customers.

They then left the store, only to return a few minutes later and allegedly steal five gold chains.

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One of the jewellery stolen from the Chermside store (Photo credit: Queensland Police Service)

Fortunately, police from Chermside Police Beat were quick to respond. They obtained CCTV images which were distributed to patrolling police, who recognised the offenders.

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Officers from Hendra Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) attended an address in Chermside on 25 November and located a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy reported to have been involved in the stealing offence.

After an emergent search at the address, officers from the CIB found one of the stolen jewellery items. The five items, however, remain outstanding.

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The 15-year-old girl was charged with Enter Premises and Commit Indictable offence, Unlawful Possession of Suspected Stolen Property, and two counts of Unlawful use of Motor vehicles.

The 17-year-old boy was charged with Enter Premises and Commit Indictable offence and Attempted Enter Dwelling and Commit Indictable offence. Both minors are bailed to appear in Brisbane Children’s Court.

An 18-year-old man, known to police, remains outstanding at this time.

Key Principles for Good Business Security

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Following the stealing incident in Chermside, S/Con Kim Richter shared these key principles to achieve good business security:

  • Make it easy for an offender to be seen.
  • Make it difficult for an offender to gain entry.
  • Make it difficult for an offender to exit with your property.
  • Make it difficult for an offender to gain benefit from your property.

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For further information about evaluating your business’ security, see the QPS Business Security Assessment Guide, which is an easy to use tool to review your current business security measures and identify potential security risks.