Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed
A 21-year-old found himself stuck high and dry at Cooktown on Saturday following investigations into a break and enter offence at a local museum.
It will be alleged that a Kamerunga man forced his way into the popular James Cook Museum premises on Helen Street at around 1am and stole a quantity of souvenir silverware from the museum store..
Police troopers located the man outside the building shortly after the incident and he was taken to the brig. A number of items of loot were allegedly located in his possession.
For his endeavours, he was charged with one count each of breaking and entering a premises and contravening a direction and is scheduled to appear in the Cooktown Magistrates Court on December 15.