Outlaw bikie gang associates charged after huge search
UPDATE 12.45pm: FIVE people have been charged under VLAD laws for allegedly trying to steal a jetski from an Ooralea home.
The five people, believed to be members and associates of an outlaw motorcycle gang, allegedly turned up and demanded entry to a residence on Frog Hollow Drive yesterday afternoon.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman said they then attempted to steal a number of items, including a jetski.
A 33-year-old man, a 34-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man were charged with robbery in company as vicious, lawless associate, possessing dangerous drugs and entering dwelling with intent.
A 37-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were charged with robbery in company as a vicious, lawless associate and entering dwelling with intent.
At least two were from New South Wales.
They will appear in Mackay Magistrates Court tomorrow.
YESTERDAY: FIVE people are expected to be charged later tonight, after being detained by police during a huge operation at Ooralea this afternoon.
At about 1.20pm police arrived at Ooralea, near Schmidtkes Road following a break and enter complaint.
Senior Sergeant Jenny Smith said five offenders were located and are now detained at Mackay Watchhouse.
She said detectives were continuing with investigations and charges relating to break and enter are expected to be laid later tonight.
All five will appear at Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday.
Snr Srgt Smith couldn't reveal further details.
At least six marked and unmarked police cars attended the scene.
As the arrests were made police searched through a large amount of luggage and suitcases, sifting through clothing and blankets.
A rental moving truck was parked at the scene, and looked as though it too had been searched.
It is not yet clear what this was in relation to, but The Daily Mercury will aim to find out more information when it is available.