With youth crime driving local businesses to distraction, Robbie Katter said he will lobby with the state government to get compensation.
In the past week, police have charged four youths with property crime and another four for stolen vehicles, leaving some business owners at their wits' end, and even resorting to sleeping in their shops.
A delegation of shop owners met local MP Robbie Katter this week to discuss the problem and ask for help to install security equipment.
They say the Northern Territory government has grants to install roller doors and want Queensland to do the same.
Mr Katter has committed to lobbying the government on the issue.
"You're probably going to have 20 businesses or maybe 30 businesses in town nominate for this," Mr Katter said.
"I don't think you're talking about a lot of money from the state."
Since the meeting, police have since arrested another three boys on youth crime in the city.
At 5.30pm on Monday, July 12, it is alleged three male youths entered the rear door of a Miles Street business and removed a staff member's handbag, which contained house keys, vehicle keys and a wallet.
They allegedly removed two sets of keys to the business as well.
CCTV shows the three boys fleeing from the rear of the business.
While speaking with police, the victim noticed her vehicle was locking and unlocking, without her touching her spare key.
Police conducted patrols of Miles Street and located the three boys on the roof of a nearby business.
Upon descending, the boys were arrested. All items of stolen property were recovered, bar one set of business keys.
A 13-year-old Townview boy, a 13-year-old Healy boy and a 12-year-old Pioneer boy have each been charged with two counts of stealing and one count of receiving tainted property and unregulated high-risk activities.
They are due to appear in the Mount Isa Children's Court at a later date.
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