Look out, look out! There’s a van park thief about!

Published: August 26, 2015

Police in Queensland have issued another warning for caravanners and motorhomers to be on their guard against opportunistic thieves.

It follows two incidents at the same caravan park near Maryborough in as many days.

A 31-year-old Burrum Heads man will appear in court for allegedly stealing a woman’s handbag at the Beachfront Tourist Park in Pialba on Monday

And police have already fined a 38-year-old Maryborough man $235 for trespassing after reports from other caravanners of a man acting suspiciously at the same park.

Sergeant Darryn Morris told the Fraser Coast Chronicle that it was a warning for park residents and travellers to be vigilant of suspicious behaviour at caravan parks and to secure valuables at all times.

“Most of the time we see opportunistic thieves,” Sgt Morris said.

He re-iterated that police have an ongoing commitment to policing caravan parks across the region, and that  trespassers would receive on-the-spot fines.

  • Are you on the alert for opportunistic thieves when staying at caravan parks? What would you do if you saw someone acting suspiciously in a park? Comment below.
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Rob Jones
6 years ago

The Beachfront at Pialba was going through a spate of thefts when we were there in December 2014. The ratbags can just walk in off the footpath, there are no fences to keep them out. The council needs to spend a bit to fence the whole park. They could afford it, they charge enough


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