WATCH: Whitsunday detectives want to speak to this man
WHITSUNDAY detectives who are investigating a number of offences across the region over the past two months, including dangerous driving, evade police, stealing of vehicles and other property crime, have released images of a man who they say may be able to assist with their investigations.
Police say the man is travelling with a woman and are warning accommodation providers that the pair allegedly leave without paying.
It is also alleged that the pair have been involved in fuel drive-offs at local service stations as well as other opportunistic property crime.
Some offences police are investigating include:
- Evade police incidents on February 22 at 3.15pm on the Bruce Highway at Gunyarra and 1.20am on February 23 on Airlie Esplanade at Airlie Beach.
- Police patrolling Mandalay about 10.20am on March 18 attempted to intercept a vehicle with the car initially stopping.
As an officer approached the vehicle it is alleged the male driver reversed the car at sped, narrowly missing the officer, before crashing into the police car and then speeding away.
This vehicle was located abandoned in Golden Orchid Dve, Airlie Beach later that day with police alleging a search of the vehicle located methylamphetamine and pethidine.
- A vehicle was stolen from a Fitzalan St home in Bowen in the early hours of April 12 and was involved in a fuel drive-off at a Bruce Highway, Bowen, roadhouse that morning before being found abandoned on the Bruce Highway between Kuttabul and Mt Ossa about 9am.
- On the evening of April 19 a man riding a motorcycle was involved in a fuel drive-off as well as the theft of property including a pair of boots, tools and food from a Bruce Highway service station at Bloomsbury.
- On April 22 a man and woman allegedly failed to pay for accommodation at Airlie Beach.
The man and woman are known to frequent and have associates located in the Bowen, Proserpine, Mackay and Whitsunday areas.
The man is described as caucasian, 24, about 178cm tall with a thin build and shoulder length dark hair. He has a number of tattoos including:
- Female face with large blue necklace holding dagger and blue flowers (right shoulder)
- Coffin (base of right thumb)
- Female mermaid blue tail on anchor (lower left forearm interior)
- Skulls with banner "Smile - Cry" (Left forearm exterior)
- Cross (left middle finger)
- Nazi Swastika (left ring finger)
The woman is 28, also caucasian with a solid build and long dark hair.
Anyone with any information in relation to the whereabouts of the man or woman is asked to contact Policelink on 131 444 or if sighted, do not approach but phone 000.