A 25-YEAR-OLD New Zealand man was arrested by Whitsunday police after help was received from members of the public linked to a stolen white unregistered golf buggy.
It is alleged that the vehicle was taken from an address on Golden Orchid Drive in Airlie Beach at 1pm on December 22 and driven onto the main street.
It was stopped in front of a licensed venue and the male driver passed keys on to a nearby member of the public before quickly leaving the area.
Whitsunday police were promptly contacted by members of the public and attended the main street scene, having already been advised of the vehicle being stolen from Orchid Drive.
Enquiries made by police lead to the 25-year-old being located at a nearby grocery store.
After speaking to police the man was arrested and has been charged with the unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He will appear at the Proserpine Magistrates Court on January 4 to have the matter heard.
Police are thankful to the members of the public who assisted with their investigations into the matter.