Police are searching for a Caterpiller Bobcat machine that was stolen from a Ferry St worksite.
Police are searching for a Caterpiller Bobcat machine that was stolen from a Ferry St worksite. Contributed

Bobcat stolen from work site

DARING thieves made off with a bobcat machine worth more than $100,000 last week, towing it from a property in Maryborough under the cover of darkness.

The Caterpillar 259B3 bobcat was taken from a Ferry St property last Thursday according to police, with the thieves attaching the machine to the rear of a Ute before towing it to an unknown location.

Maryborough police officer Sergeant Wayne Tincknell said witnesses had reportedly heard the machine being attached to the Ute, but believed it was being moved by site workers.

"The bobcat, which belongs to a Hervey Bay company, had been left on a worksite overnight when it was taken," Sgt Tincknell said.

"The offenders have driven on to the work site, attached the bobcat to a Ute and driven away.

"It wasn't discovered missing until 7am on Friday morning."

Police were still determined to catch the confident crooks who hijacked the expensive piece of machinery, Sgt Tincknell said.

"We are asking anyone who may have seen the bobcat to contact the police," he said.

To report any information regarding this crime phone the Maryborough police station on 4123 8111 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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