Two men have been charged after allegedly trying to steal motorbikes from the home where the Train family executed two police officers and a neighbour.
Police allege the two men, aged 23 and 25, parked their car near the Wains Road property, in the central Queensland town of Wieambilla, at around 2am on Sunday morning.
The two men, both from the nearby town of Tara, then allegedly walked through bushland to the home – which is still a crime scene.
The Train home in Wieambilla where two police officers and a neighbour were murdered
Police allege the men entered the shed and grabbed two motorcycles from the property before they started pushing them to their vehicle.
Officers performing patrols as part of crime scene duties located and arrested the men.
The two men have both been charged with one count each of unlawful trespass, stealing by looting and two counts of supply dangerous drug (cannabis) in unrelated matters.
They are due to appear in the Chinchilla Magistrates Court on February 2.
The property was at the centre of a horrific ambush on Monday that killed constables Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold and neighbour Alan Dare.
Nathaniel Train, his brother Gareth and his wife Stacey are understood to have lured the officers to the property to cause as much injury as possible.
Queensland police officer Constable Matthew Arnold who was killed in a shooting at Wieambilla
Constable Rachel McCrow, 29, was one of the two young officers murdered in the shooting
Constable Keely Brough escaped from an execution style-ambush that killed two of her colleagues
Constable Brough was able to run into bushland, where she reportedly crawled her way to freedom, while another officer managed to escape.
The Train family tried to flush constable Brough out of the bush by shooting into the general area and also setting fires in a bid to smoke her out.
While Constable Brough was fearful for her life, she was able to send text messages to police and also to her family telling them she loved them.
The shooting has unsettled the community in the region with residents living in nearby towns Tara and Chinchilla admitting they are now second guessing if they would be inclined to help when a neighbour was in trouble.
Tara resident Evelin Macaskill said she was devastated about the ‘senseless’ killings and was terrified something so sinister could happen in her town.
‘You don’t want to see anyone getting killed just for doing their job,’ she said.
Locals said there had always been ‘some roads you just don’t go down’ in the remote town but that the community was typically quick to help each other out.
Locals from two Queensland towns have been living in a waking nightmare after a pair of police officers and a neighbour were brutally executed in their community
Nathaniel Train was one of the three gunmen that opened fire on police as they walked onto the property at Wiembilla on Monday
Brigalow resident Graham Stewart explained that people who lived out in rural areas like Wieambilla were tarnished with a bad reputation but that wasn’t always the case.
‘Just because they live out there, they tend to get tarred with the name ‘blockie’ and give them one description for everyone who is out there,’ he said.
‘There’s places out there that have padlocks on big gates with signs saying ‘do not enter’.
‘I know one place out there the bloke’s got holes dug and he gets in them and waits for people.
‘A lot of them out there with big gates on the front because it’s in the middle of nowhere.’
Mr Stewart said the horrific saga had left the community reeling at the thought their neighbours could be so callous and calculated to pull off a plan to murder police.
‘It’s buggered a lot of us up, it’s affected everybody,’ Mr Stewart said.
Gareth and Nathaniel Train pictured in a family portrait years before they attacked officers at the property in rural Queensland
Stacey Train was married to Gareth and was involved in the shootout that killed two police officers
He’s been unable to eat anything since hearing the news and every day since has come down to Chinchilla Police Station to pay his respects.
Ms Macaskill said she’d always been warned about people with guns protecting their property, but now she’s even more vigilant.
‘When we moved out here we were told not to just go wandering onto people’s properties because they have guns,’ she said.
‘It’s a still bit old west out here, which is one of the things you love about here, but as a parent it’s quite scary too.
‘I’ve got kids, and the fact that this could just happen is really terrifying.’