South Tweed mother Chloe Watkin is hoping someone will recognise her partner’s stolen car and call the police.
South Tweed mother Chloe Watkin is hoping someone will recognise her partner’s stolen car and call the police. Blainey Woodham

Car theft ‘un-Australian'

A YOUNG South Tweed family has been left devastated after the theft of their car.

Chloe Watkin said she and her partner Timothy McNamara spent Australia Day talking with police instead of mates.

“There was no barbecue, no fun for us,” Ms Watkin said.

“Who does this kind of thing on Australia Day? It's unpatriotic.”

Ms Watkin said they are hoping speaking out may lead to someone recognising the distinctive Holden Commodore.

“It wasn't insured, we couldn't afford it,” she said.

“We're a young family, we've got a 15-month-old son.

“We were already struggling before to make ends meet.”

The VS Commodore, registration AY69TI, was painted marble blue on top and silver on the bottom.

The car had a $10,000 stereo system and 20-inch chrome rims.

“It stands out, it's one of a kind,” Ms Watkin said.

“It was a show car and it meant so much to (Mr McNamara).

“He's had it for three years and was slowly doing it up.”

Ms Watkin said the car was stolen from the Chinderah Homestead Holiday Park.

“My partner went out on the boat fishing at 7am and came back at 9.30am and the car was gone.

“One of his mates saw it driving at 9.30am from Currumbin to Tugun.”

The couple will have to sell their boat so they can afford a second car.

 Anyone with information should contact Tweed Heads Police on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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