Police urge community members to not leave valuables in cars.
Police urge community members to not leave valuables in cars. contributed

Police issue warning after another vehicle stolen

KINGAROY police encourage people to carefully lock their cars after several vehicles were broken into last week.

Senior sergeant David Tierney said police encouraged community members to secure their vehicles when unattended, no matter how short the period.

"Older vehicles that can't be secured properly, we would encourage to be parked where they aren't the target of opportunistic thieves,” he said.

Community members are encouraged to also not leave items of value on display in trays of utes or inside the vehicles.

"Lock the vehicle at all times, even when just running in to get the paper or something from a shop,” Sgt Tierney said.

Businesses with company vehicles which stay at the premises, should lock their keys in safes, he said.

"Do not have keys on display during trading hours where members of the public can see them,” Sgt Tierney said.

Kingaroy police are investigating the overnight theft of a blue Toyota corolla from a business on Victoria St on Thursday July 26.

An external garage door was forced open to gain access to the vehicle with keys, which had previously been stolen.

The car was driven from Kingaroy to Murgon, where it failed to stop for a random breath test on the Bunya Highway in Murgon at 2.45am Friday morning.

The vehicle had not been reported stolen at the time of the RBT in Murgon.

Kingaroy police visited the Victoria St business overnight and found the building insecure and the vehicle missing.

When the business opened Friday morning, the car had been returned and parked back in the garage.