Qld police hunting stolen car driven by man ‘armed with rifle’

POLICE are desperately trying to track down a stolen Toyota Landcruiser being driven by a man armed with a rifle in Queensland’s South Burnett region.

The grey Toyota Landcruiser, with Queensland Registration 189-JHY, was stolen from a home in Ironpot early this morning before it was used to ram another car shortly after.

Police say the driver of the stolen vehicle pulled out a rifle, however luckily the motorist managed to escape unharmed.


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The stolen car remains at large, with officers appealing for help to track down the vehicle and its two occupants.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, is described as Caucasian, approximately 195cms tall with a solid build and brown hair.

His passenger, an 18-year-old woman, is described as Caucasian, approximately 160cm tall with a proportionate build and brown hair.

Residents are being warned to approach the car if sighted, but to call triple zero immediately.

Extensive police patrols are also underway in the area.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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