‘Buyer’ steals car from driveway

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A THIEF, posing as a potential car buyer, brazenly stole a vehicle from the driveway when the owner went inside to fetch some logbooks.

Police are investigating an incident in which a Banks man had posted his HSV Club Sport for sale in a popular online forum, and last week was phoned by the offender to make an appointment to view the car.

The offender failed to show at the appointed time, then arrived at the owner’s residence unannounced around 6.50pm yesterday asking to view the car.

The owner agreed, backed the car out on to the driveway and left the engine idling. When the thief asked to see the car’s logbooks and the victim went inside the house to fetch the documents, the car was stolen.

The car is described as a red, 2004-model HSV Club Sport with ACT registration. It has not yet been recovered.

The offender is described as Caucasian, with a slim build, 24-25 years old, with short black hair and slightly unshaven. He was wearing work boots, a T-shirt and shorts.

 


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