Residents of a home in Tracey St, Bowen awoke to a noise only to see their car pulling out of the drive with a thief at the wheel.
Police say early this morning the resident was woken by the noise of footsteps in the nearby driveway and as they moved out of their bed to investigate they have then heard the noise of their car being started and witnessed it being reversed out of the driveway.
The stolen car is a 2005 model blue Ford territory registration number 429 JNS.
Police say the thief has gained entry into the car through unlocked doors and has unfortunately found the car keys left stored in the driver’s side footwell.
The car keys were promptly used to steal the car.
Anyone who has information about the current location of the stolen car or the offence itself is encouraged to contact police as soon as possible via Policelink on 131 444.
Police urge residents to always leave their car locked when unattended (especially at night) and never leave car keys in visible locations.