The man is described as Caucasian, about 25 to 30 years old, with very short hair.
The man is described as Caucasian, about 25 to 30 years old, with very short hair. QPS

Dodgy paint job tips off police to duo's escape attempt

A MAN and woman are wanted by police over a string of crimes around Toowoomba since Friday.

The pair has been seen in a white four-wheel drive ute which police believe has now been painted orange in an effort to go undetected.

Police initially tried to intercept the ute near the intersection of North and Davidson St in North Toowoomba on Friday night.

It is described as having lifted suspension, a loud exhaust, flat steel tray with no sides and a black strip of trim at the bottom of each door.

The same vehicle was linked to a diesel theft at a Boundary St business in Wilsonton at 6.13am the next day.

Police said the car had registration plates 924TFU which are believed to be fake copies of the originals.

The car returned to the same business at 1.24am on Sunday, fitted with trailer plates EN3615.

Diesel was again stolen from the Wilsonton business, police said.

Police need help identifying this woman who may be able to assist with investigations.
Police need help identifying this woman who may be able to assist with investigations. QPS

That night, police saw a Ford Ranger ute leaving the backyard of an Anzac Ave home in Newtown about 7.10pm.

"The vehicle left the property without lights on and decamped in a southerly direction on West St at speed," police said.

"The vehicle appeared to have been painted bright orange.

"Police reported that the paint job was of poor quality and that the vehicle otherwise matched the description of the vehicle witnessed at previous offences."

Police checks indicate the 2015 Ford Ranger, with registration plates 646VRC, was stolen from a Neerim Drive property at Mooloolaba between February 9 and 10.

It had been fitted with a large toolbox when it was reported stolen, police said.

The Ford Ranger is now believed to be painted orange and was seen leaving an Anzac Ave home in Newtown.
The Ford Ranger is now believed to be painted orange and was seen leaving an Anzac Ave home in Newtown. QPS

The trailer plate EN3615 was reported stolen at the same time.

"Police would like to speak with a man and woman who they believe may be able to assist with investigations," police said.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 25 to 30 years old, with very short hair.

Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with information.


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