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Multiple people charged in relation to looting businesses

Aerial shot of Gympie during the floods.
Aerial shot of Gympie during the floods. Craig Warhurst

THREE people have been charged with looting two Gympie businesses during recent flooding, another man has been charged with receiving goods stolen during the looting and another man has been charged as a result of entering floodwaters.

A Mary St business was left unlocked due to flooding when two girls allegedly entered the store and stole property around 11.35pm on Sunday.

The girls, both from Gympie were apprehended by police nearby.

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with stealing by looting, wilful damage and public nuisance.

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with stealing by looting.

They will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Around 2.15pm on Monday, a man allegedly entered a flooded Mary Street hotel through open doors and stole property.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with stealing by looting, trespass, wilful damage and unregulated high risk activities.

Police will allege a 27-year-old man received property stolen from the hotel.

He has been charged with receiving stolen property and public nuisance after entering flood water in Mary Street.

A 23-year-old Gympie man has also been charged with public nuisances after entering flood water in Mary Street on Monday.

All men, from Gympie are due to appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court on February 25.

Police investigations into the incidents are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Topics:  flooding gympie gympie magistrates court looting mary street public nuisance wilful damage

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