Thursday, September 7, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
At about 2:45am on September 4, someone stole a car from the front yard of a home on Main Street in Bakers Creek.
Mackay police reported that the resident was woken by the noises of her dogs barking and discovered two people searching a Toyota Prado parked in the front yard.
“When they moved into the front yard to investigate further, a separate car was seen being stolen and driven away from the area,” the police statement said.
The stolen car is a white coloured 2008 model Toyota Hilux, registration number 176 WLY.
Police said this car had also been parked in the front yard and the keys used to steal the Toyota Hilux were found in the Toyota Prado that was initially searched.
Anyone who might have information about the current location of the stolen car or the original theft is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible. The police report number to refer to is QP2301470313.
Police are urging car owners to store their car keys in secure and out of sight locations within the home - especially during nighttime hours.