Stolen ute found in Dalby driveway

The white 2011 Great Wall dual cab ute stolen from a Toowoomba service station.
The white 2011 Great Wall dual cab ute stolen from a Toowoomba service station.

UPDATE: A ute stolen from a Bridge St service station has been found in the driveway of an abandoned house at Dalby.

The ute's owner Zachary Thompson said a neighbour noticed the car in the driveway yesterday.

When the neighbour saw it was still there this morning, she realised it was a stolen vehicle.

Mr Thompson and his family searched extensively for the ute yesterday after it was stolen while he was buying a drink at the Golden Harvest Roadhouse yesterday morning.

Police have examined the Great Wall ute.

Mr Thompson said he planned on driving to Dalby this afternoon to pick up the vehicle.

EARLIER: A Toowoomba family has turned the school holidays into a crime solving mission in search of their stolen ute.

Zachary Thompson stopped at the Golden Harvest Roadhouse on Bridge St about 6.30am today to get a flavoured milk.

He took his five-year-old daughter in the store with him, but when they returned to the car park, their chariot was gone.

Mr Thompson's white, 2011 Great Wall V240 dual cab ute had been taken.

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He said a call to a radio station helped spread the word, with one listener reporting they had seen the ute turning onto the Moonie Hwy at Dalby.

As a result, Mr Thompson, his wife Sandra and their three kids, aged 12, 10 and 5, have packed into Sandra's car and headed west to bolster search efforts.

The incident has been reported to police.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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