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Break-in prompts Beerwah business owners
to call for more police, again

by Elise Martin


Two businesses, recent victims of break-ins in Beerwah, say more police patrols are needed to keep the thieves at bay. This follows a recent break-in at Glasshouse Country Printing. Thieves took a sum of cash from Glasshouse Country Printing when they broke the lock and entered through the back door. The offenders have not been caught.

Glasshouse Country Printing stationary manager and printer Kim Kellie said the thieves would have been deterred if more police patrolled the area at night.

"I'd like to know why we have a massive police station in Beerwah and only one car patrolling plus security cars. We are not a little country town any more," Mr Kellie said. "I don't blame the police for it at all. I blame local politicians," he said.

Beerwah Surf and Skate has been the target of five break-ins over the past 18 months. Beerwah Surf and Skate owner Dean Hume said although the existing police did a wonderful job there was a great need for more numbers.

"We don't have enough police at the station to man it 24 hours," Mr Hume said. "The town needs to rally together to politicians and ask for more police numbers."

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.