Barry Green, glad to have his Mercedes van returned, after it was found by someone fishing this week.
Barry Green, glad to have his Mercedes van returned, after it was found by someone fishing this week. CHRIS ISON

Barry gets his van back

IT might not be in the same condition that it left him in, and it’s clocked up a few extra kilometres, but Barry Green’s $77,000 Mercedes Benz work van is safe and sound.

Barry’s brand new custom built van from Germany was found by a Rockhampton fisherman parked near the Fitzroy River at Port Curtis on Wednesday afternoon and he yesterday thanked The Morning Bulletin.

On January 16, The Bully’s front page story appealed for anyone who may have seen the white van to contact Barry, along with a photograph similar to the stolen van.

“I went to The Morning Bulletin as a last resort because I was desperate to get it back, and thanks to the article it’s been found,” Barry said.

The fisherman who spotted the van (and wished not to be named), yesterday said he spotted it after reading the article.

“It had a bent bumper bar, but luckily they didn’t drive it any further because it was about 5km from mud,” the fisherman said.

It took five months for Barry to order the van and less than three weeks later it was stolen from a Parkhurst business premises where it had been taken for modifications.

Police yesterday continued investigations into the theft.

Barry said there was an extra 1200km on the clock and it needed a bit of work.

“I am ecstatic it’s been found,” Barry said.

But he’s not sure when it will be back on the road.



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