THEFT: Chinchilla Police are warning residents to lock their cars after a break and enter this week.
THEFT: Chinchilla Police are warning residents to lock their cars after a break and enter this week. FILE

Chinchilla car thieves evade police in Toowoomba, Brisbane

POLICE are urging residents to remain vigilant after a car was stolen from a Beasley Street address in Chinchilla on Tuesday.

Officers were alerted to the break and enter about 11.15pm on July 9. It is alleged the offenders found a number of personal items and car keys before stealing a car.

The car is alleged to have been involved in a number of evade police offences in Toowoomba and Brisbane.

Queensland Police announced they had identified a number of people via CCTV footage that may be able to assist with their inquiries, and on Wednesday, Chinchilla Police located a man on Hypatia St who is assisting them with enquiries.

In the wake of the incident, police are again urging residents to ensure their houses are secured whether they are at home or away.

Police said it was a "timely reminder to mix your routine up and secure keys and other valuables in a secure location”.

"Motorists are reminded to lock their doors, ensure windows are up, not to leave valuables on display and if parking on the street, park under street lighting or near areas with surveillance.

"Police within the Chinchilla community will continue to focus patrols in order to reduce these types of offences.”

Motorists should report any suspicious behaviour, suspicious vehicles, or any other unusual occurrence to Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote these reference numbers: QP1901321634, QP1901327696, QP1901331392