Police weapons stolen during hotel break-in


UPDATE: The unloaded glock pistol has now been located after a detailed search of the hotel overnight (June10), though the unloaded taser has not yet been found.


Some unloaded police weapons have been stolen during an alleged hotel break-in north of Bundaberg this week.

The police-issued firearm and taser (similar to pictured) were taken from a locked room at the Miriam Vale Hotel between 6:15pm on Tuesday and 8:30am yesterday.

A Queensland Police spokesperson says the unloaded Glock and unloaded Taser were stolen, as well as other personal items.

"The ammunition and Taser cartridge, stored separately in the room, were not stolen," the spokesperson says.

'Detectives are appealing for members of the public who may have witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Blomfield Street overnight to contact them."

Anyone who locates the firearm or Taser is advised not to touch them and immediately call Triple Zero (000).

A concurrent internal investigation by the Operations Support Command is underway, with oversight by the Ethical Standards Command.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2101060952.