Prison escapee Jason Hardie.
Prison escapee Jason Hardie. Contributed

Escapee suspect in car theft

POLICE haven't ruled out the possibility prison farm escapee Jason Hardie was linked to the theft of a vehicle from North Rockhampton on Wednesday night.

The blue Subaru was reported stolen from the Frenchville area and was last seen at a service station at Miriam Vale on Thursday night.

Hardie is on the run from authorities after escaping from the farm at the Capricornia Correctional Centre on Tuesday night.

CIB officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon said police were not ruling out Hardie as a suspect in the car theft.

He said police had stretched their search nation-wide for the 25-year-old. He was serving two-and-a-half years for car theft and stealing.

Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.