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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

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Queensland Police say that detectives have charged two men after they allegedly attempted to steal two motorbikes from a property in Wieambilla, which is the subject of a crime scene.

It will be alleged around 2am today (Sunday, December 18) the men parked their car near the Wains Road property and travelled on foot through bushland to the house and shed area. They have removed two motorcycles and began pushing them to their vehicle.

Police performing patrols as part of crime scene duties have located and arrested the men.

A 23-year-old Tara man and a 25-year-old Tara man have both been charged with one count each of unlawful trespass, stealing by looting and two counts of supply dangerous drug (cannabis) in unrelated matters.

They are due to appear in the Chinchilla Magistrates Court on February 2.


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