February 20, 2019
Police are investigating a bizarre failed robbery attempt at a service station in Kilcoy where the would-be thieves eventually fled empty-handed along the D’Aguilar Highway.
Detectives have released CCTV footage of the incident (see below) which occurred late on Tuesday night.
Just before midnight, a new model Toyota LandCruiser pulled into a service station on Hope Street and parked at the rear of the business.
A male passenger got out of the vehicle, tied a chain to its tow ball, smashed through a window and wrapped the chain around an ATM inside the building.
The LandCruiser then attempted to pull the ATM out of the building.
The chain snapped and the vehicle drove out of the driveway.
However, it then performed a U-turn at Ridge Street and returned.
The passenger proceeded to reattach the chain in another attempt to remove the ATM from the building.
This time the vehicle drove away at speed, however the chain snapped again, extensively damaging the building and the ATM.
The chain also catapulted and punctured a hole in a concrete power pole.
At this point, the thieves gave up and the LandCruiser drove from the scene, along Hope Street and on to the D’Aguilar Highway.
Police would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist them with their investigations.
The first man is described as about 175cm tall, wearing a grey hooded jacket and blue trousers. He was wearing a cap under his hood.
The driver of the vehicle was wearing shorts and a dark coloured shirt, with the letter “R” on the front, and white sleeves. He was wearing a bandana across the bottom half of his face.
Police believe the rear of the LandCruiser may have sustained damage during the incident.