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‘Sleeping with one eye open’: Criminals burgle home and shops

A Cecil Plains woman has spent the past week worrying if a group of thieves that burgled her home on Good Friday will return.

The list of items stolen by the offenders includes two sets of car keys.

“We are sleeping with one eye and one ear open,” Sandy Kingshott said.

“It is a horrible feeling to know someone has been inside your home.”

Sometime late on Easter Thursday a group of thieves stole a Black Hyundai I30 from a Centenary Heights home and drove it to Dalby.

They dumped the vehicle at the showgrounds before stealing a white Toyota Prado from Nicholson Street.

Mrs Kingshott said her husband saw the offenders flee in the Prado after disturbing them, about 3am on Good Friday.

“He felt something strange happening in the house and it wasn’t the dog,” she said.

“He yelled, ‘what’s going on,’ and jumped out of the bed.”

“He saw the Prado parked across the street, but they were gone by the time he has put his pants on. They were in and out in five minutes.”

The thieves ran, but not before they took hold of two phones, a laptop, a set of glasses and Mrs Kingshott’s handbag, that contained about $1000 in cash.

“It was my pokies winnings and we were planning to use them to have a good time at Easter,” she said.

It is understood the thieves entered through an unlocked door at the rear of the property.

The thieves then ransacked the Biddeston Store before dumping the Prado on the Gold Park Oval in Toowoomba later that morning.

The incident serves as a timely reminder to ensure your property is secure at all time, including if you live on the region’s rural hamlets.

The offenders remain on the run and anyone with information about should phone Policelink on 131 444.

Originally published as ‘Sleeping with one eye open’: Criminals burgle home and shops


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