CRIME: Four Murgon businesses were targeted with thefts and break-ins over one week between August 24 and 30.
CRIME: Four Murgon businesses were targeted with thefts and break-ins over one week between August 24 and 30. Laura Blackmore

Four business crimes in one week, one town

MURGON businesses will be feeling the strain from crime after four stores were targeted in one week.

Police officers are still investigating the four separate business crimes occurring between August 24 and August 30.

Cash and keys were stolen from a Murgon business sometime between noon on August 24 and 3pm on August 25.

Multiple offenders climbed a security fence to the Gore St business and smashed a window to gain entry to the building.

The offenders removed the cash and keys before leaving.

A 14-year-old Murgon boy is being dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act in relation to the offence.

Further investigations are continuing.

On August 26, an unknown offender left a Murgon store without paying for an item.

The offender removed an item from the shelf of a business on the Bunya Hway at 5.30pm.

The offender then left without making any attempt to pay for an item.

An entirely different tactic was used to gain access to a Murgon business on August 28.

Unknown offenders used a star picket to damage a roller door at a business along the Bunya Hway at 10.25pm.

They were disturbed after gaining entry into the business and fled before removing anything.

Another Murgon store reported a theft later in the week on August 30.

An offender entered a Lamb St business at 9.20am before removing various items from the shelves.

He hid items on himself and left the store without making any attempt to pay for them.

A 17-year-old Cherbourg boy is being dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act in relation to the offence.

If you have any information for police contact Policelink on 131 444 or to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.