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Online portal to assist police

AN online portal launched by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) will give unique access to the latest information on active stolen vehicles across the state.

The online portal lists de-identified information for vehicles reported as stolen, including the make, model, colour, registration number and suburb from which it was stolen. The information on the webpage is updated daily.

A search function is also available which allows the public to search for a registration, to confirm if a suspicious vehicle is stolen.

Regional Operations and Youth Crime Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy said the new feature was designed to empower the community to partner with police and assist with investigations.

“Information from the public plays a crucial part in investigations, and this gives the community greater tools to tell police the active movements of stolen vehicles and the actions of those behind the wheel,” he said.

“If you see a suspicious vehicle, members of the community can utilise this webpage, provide information to police and allow officers to take action.”

Organisational Capability Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Paul Hart said the automatic digital refresh of the page each-day will ensure the public has the most up-to-date information.

“The active stolen vehicle list has been about a year in the making and will be regularly reviewed and enhanced by our team, to make sure police can most effectively partner with the community,” he said.

The community is reminded that if a number plate on the vehicle is false or stolen, it may not appear on the stolen vehicle list.

If a vehicle or its occupants is behaving dangerously and putting members of the public at imminent risk, always call Triple Zero (000).

If the vehicle or its occupants appear suspicious, but the details of the vehicle are not listed on the webpage, police still encourage information to be reported via Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The active stolen vehicle list can be accessed on the QPS website.

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