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THEFT AT TOURIST HUB: Ute stolen, string of crimes committed

POLICE are appealing for South Burnett motorists to call triple-zero if they see a stolen 2016 blue Holden Colorado dual-cab ute.

The car was reportedly stolen from Yallakool Caravan Park at Bjelke-Petersen Dam between 11.30pm on Sunday to 12am on Monday morning.

Kingaroy officer-in-charge David Tierney said the offenders were believed to have then committed a string of offences throughout the South Burnett.

Snr Sgt Tierney said the ute was locked and secured, and the keys were stored in the annex of the caravan. A handbag was also stolen from the car owners.

Three hours later, the ute was seen at a break-and-enter at the Nanango Bowls Club between 3.13am and 3.30am.

The sliding glass door of the bowls club was smashed and the security screen was damaged.

Police reportedly then saw the ute in Kingaroy at 1.15am on Monday.

Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle on Haly St however stopped when the car accelerated away from them.

Sgt Snr Tierney said investigations were continuing into a number of unlawful entry offences the offenders could be involved with in Kingaroy and Murgon.

South Burnett

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