Car thieves hit two Mackay suburbs overnight

A slammed front door has foiled the attempt of wannabe thieves who were found rummaging through a Mackay resident’s car.

Mackay District Police Senior Constable Steve Smith said a Beaconsfield resident was woken by the noise between 2.30am and 2.35am on Thursday.

“The resident hopped out of bed to investigate and sighted multiple people searching the interior of their car that was parked in the driveway,” Sen-Constable Smith said.

“The thieves were then verbally challenged and ran towards a nearby parked gold small four cylinder car which they used to leave the area.”

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Sen-Constable Smith said the offender gained entry through the unlocked front door of the Oldmill Dr address and then searched the kitchen, lounge and dining room before making off with multiple keys.

Meanwhile at West Mackay, a thief has stolen a pink Nissan Micra hatchback.

Sen-Constable Smith said the car with registration 601XIV was taken between the hours of 4.30pm Wednesday and 6am Thursday from Gardiner St.

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Anyone with information on either of the offences is encouraged to phone PoliceLink on 131 444 quoting the below reference numbers:

Beaconsfield: QP2100270887

West Mackay: QP2100271205

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