QUEENSLAND Police Detective Acting Inspector Mal Gundry said it was "absolutely disgraceful" a soldier who had put his life on the line for his country had been targeted by callous thieves.

Corporal Christopher Lunt had his life savings stolen after thieves broke into his Upper Kedron home on New Year's Eve and stole $200,000 worth of gold and silver bullion contained in a safe.

Corporal Lunt, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan said ohe believed he was the victim of a professional gang who knew about his hobby and had struck other bullion collectors in recent months.

"It is surprising, in the last six months three houses in the Brisbane region have been targeted," he said.

"I have been collecting the past four or five years. It was something I enjoyed doing.

"That is the last 10 years of my life savings there, two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, all gone."

Detective Acting Inspector Gundry said police were not linking the crimes at this stage and refused to comment on the investigation or whether they thought a professional gang was responsible.



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