Police thank local student for robbery help

Jorja-Rae and her certificate presented by Sergeant Meg Owens and Senior Constable McKinnar.

A young Bundaberg school student has been praised by local police for her efforts in helping with a robbery investigation.

Sergeant Meg Owens, Senior Constable Matt McKinnar and police dog Stinger attended St Joseph's Primary School today to present 10-year-old Jorja-Rae Kostiw with an award.

Sgt Owens said police wanted to thank the grade five student personally for her assistance.

“On Tuesday, March 26 Jorja-Rae provided valuable information to Senior Constable McKinnar about the suspects that he was tracking,” Sgt Owens said.

“At that time, police were attending to a serious incident where a young man had been assaulted and robbed.

“The information Jorja-Rae provided assisted police with their investigation.”

The officers surprised Jorja-Rae at her school this morning and while on parade, presented her with a certificate of thanks and her own soft toy police dog called “Dash”.

“A big thank you to Jorja-Rae from Bundaberg Police,” Sgt Owens said.

Jorja-Rae with her family and Sergeant Meg Owens and Senior Constable McKinnar.