Gold Coasters are being urged to keep a look out for a white Mitsubishi ASX with Bravehearts branding after it was stolen from the charity’s headquarters at Arundel on the Gold Coast overnight.
Bravehearts said the heartless robbery happened around 6.40pm, whilst one of their hardworking staff members was closing up the building.
“Last night a cunning car thief made a desperate dash in our beloved Bravehearts mobile from our HQ at Arundel on the Gold Coast,” the charity said in a post on Facebook.
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“At around 6.40pm on Tuesday night at 9 Byth St Arundel, a staff member was closing up and left the Mitsubishi ASX idling a few metres away while he locked the gate.
“No more than a minute later, some guy has jumped in the car and taken off.”
Seen this car? A brazen bandit has stolen our beloved Bravehearts mobile from our HQ at Arundel. Rego: 591 WAQ pic.twitter.com/pITPskUXZ1
— Bravehearts (@BraveheartsInc) October 18, 2017
The shaken victim said it was one of the most surreal experiences of his life and described the thief as ‘low’.
“How low can one go? Stealing a car from a children’s charity! Had the peevish pilferer asked, we would have given him a lift.”
“Please share this and help to find our treasured little transporter, or if you spot it (rego 591 WAQ) call the cops.”
Bravehearts is a not-for-profit registered charity established by Hetty Johnston in 1997 to protect Australian children against sexual harm.
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.