Thief steals drone and GoPro, but owner still has the remote
THE owner of a drone with a fitted GoPro was flying the device on Airlie Esplanade on January 2 at 7.30 am as the weekend markets were being set up.
The drone was landed about 30 metres from where the owner was standing (safe landing location).
A very opportunistic thief has quickly grabbed the drone as it was landed and ran into the nearby crowd - stealing it - as the owner watched on nearby.
The offender is described as being a Caucasian man in his late 30s and wearing a hat and black long sleeved T-shirt with a black backpack.
The owner is still in possession of the remote control.
The offender will not be able to operate the drone without it.
If you have any information regarding the offence or the current location of the drone and GoPro, we encourage you to contact the Whitsunday police station on 4948 8888 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.
The relevant police report number to quote is QP1600010307.