24 January, 2024
New way to recognise stolen cars
The Queensland Police Service has launched an online portal giving unique access to the latest information on active stolen vehicles for the first time, allowing the public to play a crucial role in assisting police in tracking down car thieves.
The initiative aims to both inform the public and allow for the timely reporting of location information which can assist police in efficiently and safely locating stolen vehicles to protect the community, return property to its owner and hold perpetrators to account.
The online portal lists de-identified information for vehicles reported as stolen, including the make, model, colour, registration number and suburb from which it was stolen.
The information on the webpage is updated daily.
A search function is also available which allows the public to search for a registration, to confirm if a suspicious vehicle is stolen.
The community is reminded that if a number plate on the vehicle is false or stolen, it may not appear on the stolen vehicle list.
If a vehicle or its occupants are behaving dangerously and putting members of the public at imminent risk, always call Triple Zero (000).
If the vehicle or its occupants appear suspicious, but the details of the vehicle are not listed on the webpage, police still encourage information to be reported via Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
To see the list, visit police.qld.gov.au/stolen-vehicles