Nearly $90k of jewellery stolen in Queenstown

Almost $90,000 in jewellery has been stolen from the Frankton-Kelvin Heights area.

Sergeant Keith Newell, of Queenstown, said about $80,000 of jewellery was taken from a Kelvin Heights property last week and over the weekend police were notified of another incident, where about $7000 of jewellery was taken from a Douglas Street property.

Inquiries are continuing.

Sgt Newell said police were also looking for an ‘‘extensively-damaged’’ white Mazda or Ford vehicle which ‘‘demolished’’ a concrete power pole on the Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd about midnight, before heading on to State Highway 6.

It was one of two similar incidents over the weekend — about 8am yesterday a 25-year-old woman hit lamp posts and a concrete power pole.

Sgt Newell said the woman, who sustained a cut to her forehead and a broken hand, told police she ‘‘went to sleep’’ behind the wheel.

The crash happened on State Highway 6 at the turn-off to Hardware Lane — it was estimated she was driving about 70kmh in the 80kmh zone.

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