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Speeding thief arrested for stealing a safe

A 20-YEAR-OLD thief made herself a target for police after travelling more than 150km/h in a 100km/h zone.
A 20-YEAR-OLD thief made herself a target for police after travelling more than 150km/h in a 100km/h zone. FILE

A 20-YEAR-OLD thief made herself a target for police after travelling more than 150km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The woman was intercepted by police on Friday, February 9 while speeding along the D'Aguilar Highway.

Further investigations into the driver, a 20-year-old Yarraman woman, led to the execution of a search warrant at the driver's address on February 12.

This led to the recovery of a quantity of cash and alcohol that had allegedly been stolen from an Anzac Avenue business in Redcliffe on the night of January 31.

Kingaroy Senior Sergeant David Tierney said it was a dumb move on the woman's part that led to her arrest.

"She only came to our attention originally because she was doing 150km/h," he said.

"The officer made a few more inquires and put two and two together."

A safe that had also been allegedly stolen by the woman was located in the Yarraman State Forest.

The woman was charged with entering premises and committing an indictable offence and will appear in the Nanango Magistrates Court on March 1.

The woman was also issued with a traffic offence notice for high end speeding and fined $1177 with her license being suspended for six months and the loss of eight demerit points.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours a day.

Topics:  kingaroy nanango police speeding driver stolen safe thief

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