Stolen vehicle rams car: driver hurls objects at police

RESIDENTS are being warned not to approach a stolen red Mitsubishi Lancer but report it to police immediately.

The warning comes after the driver hurled a softdrink can at police last night and rammed another vehicle which was possibly mistaken for an unmarked police car.

The Lancer, with Queensland registration plates 137LEV, was stolen from Herries St, East Toowoomba, overnight Wednesday and has since been linked to a number of offences.

They include reversing into a late model Holden Commodore sedan stopped behind it at a red light at the West and Alderley St intersection about 9pm, and a can hurled at police on patrol.

Police believe the driver may have mistaken the Commodore for an unmarked police vehicle and reversed into it, causing some damage.

The rear of the Lancer has some damage and the number plate could be hanging loosely, police said.

"It is very brazen and we need some assistance in locating the vehicle and the suspects," police said.

"If they do see this vehicle, the public needs to call us straight away."

The vehicle has also evaded police on at least three occasions after it was spotted around Toowoomba since it was reported stolen.

Residents are warned not to approach the vehicle as the driver could be dangerous, police said, but are urged to contact police immediately.

If the vehicle is sighted, contact PoliceLink on 131 444.

If the vehicle is seen to be involved in an emergency, contact 000.



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