Man 'stole two cars' from Qld RAAF base

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A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing two cars from a Queensland military base.

Police said a 29-year-old man trespassed at the base on Saturday evening and stole items including two sets of car keys, driving away in a gold Volkswagon Golf that was later found abandoned and returning to steal a gold Ford Fiesta.

He allegedly tried to re-enter the Townsville RAAF base about 6am on Sunday using the stolen vehicle but drove away when he was denied entry.

The man was arrested about 11am when he allegedly entered the military base for a third time and was found driving a buggy around the facility.

The man was charged with three counts of entering premises and committing an indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and trespass on Commonwealth land.

He was denied police bail and will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday.