STOLEN GOODS: Sergeant Lisa Self with the items recovered from a recent break-in at Warwick Tackle and Tusk on Wood St.
STOLEN GOODS: Sergeant Lisa Self with the items recovered from a recent break-in at Warwick Tackle and Tusk on Wood St. Samantha Oneil

Warwick man in custody over roof-top business break-ins

A WARWICK man was denied bail yesterday after being charged in relation to break and enters at three Warwick businesses.

Police arrested David John Brook, 42, on Tuesday and charged him with three counts of break and enter of a business and one count of possessing a knife in a public place.

The first charge was in relation to the break and enter of Warwick Tackle and Tusk on December 20, where police alleged Brook entered the shop through the roof.

The ceiling and display cabinets were damaged during the robbery.

Business owner Jason Tattam previously told the Warwick Daily News about $7000 worth of stock had been taken.

Warwick Police Sergeant Lisa Self said police had been able to recover some of the stolen property.

"The property will be returned to the owner shortly, as it is clearly marked where it is from," she said.

Police allege Brook also attempted to break into the Liquor Legends store on the corner of Wood and Wallace St on Sunday.

"A security camera was moved, with the offender gaining entry to the roof cavity about 11pm," Sergeant Self said.

"The offender did not appear to gain access to the store."

The third incident is alleged to have occurred on Monday night.

"The offender tried to get into the cigarette shop next door to the liquor shop," Sergeant Self said.

"The box for the CCTV/phone/alarm system was damaged, as well as the roof.

"An alarm was set off at 11.50pm with police then attending the scene."

Brook has been remanded in custody and is set to face Warwick Magistrates Court on January 8.



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