November 13, 2023

No charges have yet been laid after a string of car thefts in the Murgon area over the past week. contacted Police Media on Monday seeking more information after six stolen vehicles were recovered in or near Cherbourg:

  • A red Ford Falcon was stolen between 11:00pm and 1:25am last Tuesday/Wednesday, from Rewald Street, Murgon. It was later found burned out in Fisher Street, Cherbourg.
  • A white Hyundai i30 was stolen between 9:30pm and 1:30am last Tuesday/Wednesday, from Taylor Street, Murgon. It was later found badly damaged in Murray Road, Cherbourg.
  • A white Toyota CH-R was stolen from Gore Street, Murgon, about 1:35am on Friday. Police have linked this vehicle to a break-in at a business in Youngman Street, Kingaroy, about 9:50pm on Friday. CCTV captured video of a number of people getting out of the vehicle with their faces concealed. They forced entry into the business and stole drinks, chocolates and confectionery. Police used a tyre deflation device to disable the vehicle on the Bunya Highway at Murgon, but the occupants fled into bushland.
  • A black Mercedes S430 and a blue Falcon XR6 were stolen from Gore Street, Murgon, between midnight and 5:00am on Saturday. The XR6 was found abandoned shortly after 5:00am on Saturday in Fisher Street, Cherbourg, while the Mercedes-Benz was found burning in Cemetery Road a short time later. A number of people were seen running from the area.
  • A white Mazda BT50 stolen from an address in Camp Hill, Brisbane, on Sunday, was stopped by police using a tyre deflation device in Broadway Street, Cherbourg, at 2:00am on Monday but the occupants evaded arrest.

A spokesperson said police had “a number of active lines of inquiry” they were pursuing in relation to these and other recently reported offences.