Clayfield Man Arrested for Stealing A Mercedes

A 33-year-old Clayfield man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a Bonney Avenue residence in Clayfield and stealing a black Mercedes Benz C250 Coupe in the early hours of May 6th.

According to Queensland Police Sergeant Jodie Murray, the man is accused of entering the home through an unlocked side door around midnight and taking cash, keys to the Mercedes, and other property from inside.

He then allegedly stole the luxury vehicle, with Queensland registration plates 511 ZZT, from the driveway before fleeing the scene.

Just over an hour later at 1:15 am, police reported locating the stolen Mercedes being driven suspiciously on Balmain Street in the nearby suburb of Wooloowin after members of the public reported the vehicle.

The 33-year-old Clayfield man was arrested and has been charged with entering a dwelling to commit an indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and obstructing police.

He is scheduled to appear before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 7th.

Witnesses are urged to immediately report any suspected crimes or suspicious behaviour to police by calling Policelink at or on 131 444 or reporting anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at

This latest alleged vehicle theft incident has a police reference number of QP2400770542.

Published 19-May-2024

Church to Home Conversion on Bonney Avenue Hits the Market

A church conversion located on Bonney Avenue in Clayfield has hit the market. Renovated and restored, the heritage-listed property offers a distinctive living opportunity.

The home, situated at 221 Bonney Avenue, boasts three bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Surrounding the abode are nine-metre-high ceilings, plus an outdoor area with a plunge pool and mezzanine level. 

The charming home not only stands out for its internal and external features but also for its history as a church. The church home was originally built in 1889. The first to live on the property were Toni and Patrick Flinn.

To Mrs Flinn, the home still exudes the essence of a church with its nine-metre high ceiling, and the well-designed floorplan. As you enter, the vastness of the space remains, and you can still admire the original hammer trusses that date back to the 1800s.

As much as the Flinns loved the serenity and calmness of their church home, they have decided to downsize and relocate to Teneriffe. 

A Ray White real estate agent representing the property at 221 Bonney Ave, Clayfield, emphasised the property’s unique attributes as a key factor contributing to the campaign’s success.

He mentioned that many downsizers have shown interest in the property due to its low-maintenance features. Moreover, he expressed his confidence in the stability of the Brisbane property market, noting that with interest rates remaining steady, he anticipates a notable uptick in activity.

Looking ahead, he expressed optimism about the market’s prospects for the remainder of the year. The home has been listed for sale with offers sought above $2.2 million.

Located in the highly desirable Eagle Junction catchment area, this church to home conversion property provides convenient proximity to the city, a mere 10-minute drive away, the airport accessible within 15 minutes, and the Gateway Motorway reachable in just 10 minutes.

Published 13-September-2023