Thieves unwittingly live-streamed themselves allegedly in the act of stealing and taking drugs

A GROUP of thieves has unwittingly livestreamed themselves allegedly stealing and taking drugs on surveillance cameras they pilfered from a Gold Coast shop that were linked to the owner’s phone.

Queensland Police today released vision of two men they want to speak to in relation to an alleged break and enter on Amazon Circuit in the suburb of Helensvale on June 30.

Four men allegedly broke into a shed on the property while it was under construction and took the cameras, solar panels and other items before leaving to consume drugs at another location, according to police. But what they didn’t realise at the time was that their presence had set off an alert on the phone of its owner, a 37-year-old Mackay man, 1000km away. The property owner watched the break-in and robbery live as it was broadcast from surveillance devices mounted at the construction site.

“Surveillance cameras were stolen during the incident … all the while, live-streaming footage to the owner’s mobile phone,” a police statement read.

“It’s alleged that around 4.20am, a group of four men had forced entry to a shed at the back of his property.

“The Mackay man viewed live footage, which was being uploaded in real-time via surveillance cameras mounted at the construction site, of the men allegedly stealing property such as; the surveillance cameras, solar panels and a modem, then relocating to another address where they allegedly consumed drugs.”

An alleged break and enter was livestreamed to the owner's mobile phone. Picture: Queensland Police Service.

An alleged break and enter was livestreamed to the owner’s mobile phone. Picture: Queensland Police Service.Source:Supplied

Police allege two men shown in the footage appear to have been captured using drugs and stealing. Picture: Queensland Police Service

Police allege two men shown in the footage appear to have been captured using drugs and stealing. Picture: Queensland Police ServiceSource:Supplied

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