The ute stolen from DC Motors last Thursday morning.
The ute stolen from DC Motors last Thursday morning.

DC Motors owner wants thief caught

IT started with him stealing a $30,000 ute from Rockhampton’s DC Motors.

Then he went on a joyride, re-fuelling at service stations at Eske, Gympie and Caboolture without paying a cent.

He returned to the beef capital where he broke into Coates Hire and drove off with a Dingo Digger and trailer worth $47,000.

The brazen criminal is still on the run.

DC Motors owner Steve McCosker said he wanted the thief caught and brought to justice.

“Do we want them caught, absolutely, should they get the punishment to fit the crime, absolutely,” he said.

Steve had dealt with vandalism at his dealership before, but never anything on this scale.

“We do a security review after vandalism and things like that, but now that this has happened we’ll have to over-respond to try and prevent this from happening again,” he said.

Steve is so outraged that he’s offering a $2000 reward to have his ute safely returned to their car yard.

The opportunistic thief, creating havoc across Rockhampton and other towns, stole the ute from the car yard in the early hours of May 5, Detective Sergeant Nick Williams said.

The culprit was involved in drive-offs at petrol stations further south of Rockhampton, then made his way back to perform the Coates Hire theft on Musgrave Street on Tuesday morning.

It’s believed the thief again retreated to Caboolture.



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