The Wintersun festival attracts thousands of people to the border each year.
The Wintersun festival attracts thousands of people to the border each year.

Wintersun classic cars stolen

TWO classic cars were stolen from a Kirra apartment complex as, for the second year running, thieves have hit the Wintersun Festival.

Police are investigating the theft of an orange 1928 Ford model A Tudor hot rod and an orange 1974 Holden GTS Monaro, which were both stolen from the complex overnight on Saturday.

Sometime after 11pm the offenders entered the security car park of the building at the intersection of Coyne Street and Winston Avenue, police said.

The offenders are said to have moved a Ford Mustang in order to gain access to the other vehicles.

Initial investigations by police suggest the vehicles were trans- ported from Kirra after being loaded onto a trailer or a truck.

Ironically, the weekend theft of the classic cars coincides with an announcement from Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts that the state's vehicle theft is at its lowest level in a decade.

Mr Roberts said the ABS Victims of Crime Reports showed that car theft had dropped for the eighth year in a row. There were more than 18,000 vehicle thefts in Queensland in 1999 and by last year that number had dropped to fewer than 8500 thefts,” he said.

Anyone who has information on the cars stolen from Kirra should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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