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Teens stole from beach-goers, used stolen credit cards

Coolum Beach, February 2017
Coolum Beach, February 2017 John McCutcheon

THREE teens have been charged over the weekend after they allegedly stole bags and phones from unsuspecting beach-goers.

Sunshine Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch Officer in Charge, Daren Edwards said the trio, two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old girl, stole the items from beaches between Noosa and Coolum.

"Basically they did a number of things between May and the weekend targeting people leaving things under towels," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.

They then went on to allegedly use credit cards to commit a number of fraud offences.

In one instance, police believe the girl asked a woman for directions to distract her while her phone was stolen off a nearby table.

The girl appeared in court yesterday, while the two boys are due to appear in Noosa Magistrates Court on July 25.

Topics:  beach coolum daren edwards fraud noosa noosa magistrates court teen crime theft


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