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1 June, 2021

Attempted car theft, Rural View

AT ABOUT 5.40am this morning (June 1), a truck driver parked on Rosewood Drive, Rural View near a cluster of shops.

The truck had been left running with keys in the ignition as the driver was working at the rear of the truck.

An unknown man entered the truck cabin and sat in the drivers seat before revving the engine and attempting to drive away from the location.

The truck driver approached the unknown man and removed them from the cabin, who then quickly left the area on foot.

He is described as wearing a grey hoodie jumper and wearing dark board shorts.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this matter is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible.

Police are urging vehicle owners to avoid circumstances where a vehicle’s engine is left running with the vehicle itself being unattended. This is not a circumstance that a property offender will fail to respond to.

If you witness any suspicious activity at any time of the day – please report the matter as soon as possible.

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