A Currimundi retirement home was the target of several break-ins earlier this week.
A Currimundi retirement home was the target of several break-ins earlier this week. Tom Weber

Elderly woman victim of midnight retirement home robbery

UPDATE 11am:

AN AGED care centre broken into this week says security of the residents has not been compromised.

A spokesperson from Currimundi Gardens Retirement Village said they were working with police following two break-ins at its independent living facility on Saffron Drv.

"As part of that, police will speak with our residents about ways to ensure their independent units are as safe as they can be," they said.

"These incidents are not related to our aged care facility, which is staffed at all times.

"The security of our aged care facility has not been compromised.

"We thank police for their assistance at this time. Their prompt reaction and advice have been much appreciated."


ELDERLY residents were targeted in a brazen theft at a retirement village where a man stole jewellery, a car and cash while they were sleeping.

A spokesman from Queensland Police Service said a 36-year-old man was arrested yesterday in relation to the crimes on January 7.

The man allegedly broke into two units at a Saffron Dr retirement village and rummaged through belongings.

A 92-year-old woman was among the victims where the fly screen from her window was removed and she was broken into between 10pm and 7am the next day.

A QPS spokesman said the man allegedly "rifled through the cupboards", got into her car and stole jewellery from the top of her duchess.

An 85-year-old man was also targeted around the same time when the man allegedly broke into his unit, grabbed his car keys and drove off with his car.

Police executed a search warrant on a Talara St property yesterday and arrested two men of interest.

The stolen car was located about 100m from the retirement village with stolen contents inside.

The 36-year-old man was in custody while another man will face Caboolture Court today.

Police are investigating further incidents while the man cooperates with officers.

He is facing more than 25 charges including nine counts of burglary and nine counts of fraud.