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Monday, January 31, 2011

Cochlear Implant Recovered, Mooloolaba

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance following the recovery of a boy’s Cochlear implant that was stolen on January 27.

Police investigations, alongside information provided to Crime Stoppers, have resulted in a person handing the Cochlear implant into the Redcliffe Police Station on January 30.

An 18-year-old Deception Bay man has been charged with one count of stealing over the incident and will appear before the Redcliffe Magistrates Court on February 21.

The implant was in a bag allegedly stolen from Mooloolaba Beach at 4.30pm on January 27, while the boy and his family and friends were swimming.

Police investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.