Police are still searching for the alleged offender.
Police are still searching for the alleged offender.

UPDATE: Power back on after stolen car crashed into pole

UPDATE, 9.25AM: Power has been restored to residents living in Frenchville after an offender allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a pole on the corner of Simpson and Clanfield St earlier this morning.

An Ergon Energy spokesman said 700 houses in the area had initially been affected, but power was now fully restored.

He said there had been damage to the pole and power lines were down at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident.

INITIAL: Police are searching for an offender after a vehicle was allegedly stolen in North Rockhampton earlier this morning.

It was allegedly later crashed into a pole, causing a power outage.

About 4am, police were called to reports of a vehicle that had been stolen in Thomas St, Norman Gardens.

The offender then allegedly crashed the vehicle into a pole on the corner of Simpson and Clanfield streets, Frenchville, near North Rockhampton State High School.

The alleged offender managed to get out of the vehicle and flee the scene.

The crash has caused extensive damage to the pole and a power outage in the area.

Investigations are ongoing.

More to come.



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