Stolen car used in crime spree
POLICE are desperate for witnesses to help them catch two men who stole a medical services car and used it to commit crimes.
Detectives from the Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch assigned to the case yesterday released security images of one of the men.
Detective Senior Constable Travis Blyth is leading the investigation into the escapade that began in the Ipswich CBD on Sunday night.
He said the men stole a car, drove it around Ipswich, breaking into businesses and robbing them, then dumped it and set it on fire.
“Two males have broken into the Mater Pathology’s office at 14 Brisbane Street, Ipswich. The offenders have stolen keys to a Mater Pathology vehicle and stole the vehicle from the car park,” Snr Const Blyth said.
“The offenders have driven this vehicle around the Ipswich, Raceview and Yamanto areas during the night, committing a number of other break-and-enter offences at the Raceview shops, Winston Glades Shopping Centre and Subway at Yamanto.
“The offenders have stolen an undisclosed amount of cash and caused extensive damage.
“Police are seeking assistance from members of the public who might have seen the Mater Pathology car driving or parked suspiciously late on Sunday night or early Monday morning.
“Police also wish to hear from anyone who can identify either of the two male persons depicted in the photographs obtained from CCTV footage.
“The vehicle was recovered burnt-out on Cooney Street, Ipswich, near the cemetery.”
Snr Const Blyth said anyone with information about the offences could contact the Ipswich CIB on 3817 1365.
Anyone with information about this or any other offence can also call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information can be provided anonymously and a reward may apply where the information leads to a conviction.
People can also leave information at the Crime Stoppers website.