Mags taken off car in street
WARREN Collins rolled up for work early yesterday to find someone had stolen the wheels from a car parked outside his Dooley Street workshop.
Police yesterday said the older-model, red Holden Commodore was one of two Park Avenue cars thieves stole the wheels from overnight on Thursday.
"This is the first time we have had a problem,'' Mr Collins said. He has run his business, Wazza's Rust Repairs, from the workshop on the corner of Glenmore Road and Dooley Street for two years, said.
"I have heard about this happening (elsewhere) though.'' He said the car had a smart set of mag wheels.
"They have used nearby bricks to put under (the car),'' Mr Collins said.
"They also broke the aerial and busted the door locks, but did not get into the car.''
The owner was expected to move the vehicle yesterday.
Rockhampton police said another report was also made yesterday morning of a similar incident in nearby Knight Street, although a complaint was not lodged.
CIB Detective Sergeant Adrian Martion said wheel theft was generally not a common problem.
Detective Martion said those concerned could put lock nuts on their car's wheels which protected the wheels from theft.
Anyone with information about the thefts should call Rockhampton police on 4932 1500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police investigations continue.