Party gatecrashers steal mum's 4WD

Kate Nunn and daughter Casey Nunn are appealing for the return of their stolen car after 300 gatecrashers crashed Casey’s party over the weekend.
Kate Nunn and daughter Casey Nunn are appealing for the return of their stolen car after 300 gatecrashers crashed Casey’s party over the weekend. Lee Constable

THEY came in force and smashed bottles, refused to leave, broke fences, created havoc on the street, and rummaged through Kate Nunn’s personal property.

But that wasn’t the worst of this nightmare in Andergrove.

While Ms Nunn was outside her Silver Gum Drive home on Saturday night trying to control the 300-strong gang of revellers who gatecrashed her daughter’s party, one of the teenagers went into her bedroom, located her car keys and stole the family’s only vehicle from out of the carport.

Ms Nunn has not seen the blue 1999 Nissan Pathfinder 4X4 since and is appealing for anyone with information about its theft to contact police.

The family had planned to drive to Hervey Bay today and relocate to the region permanently, but instead are stuck in Mackay in limbo without a vehicle.

Despite invites going out to just 20 of 17-year-old Casey’s friends, Ms Nunn said the teenagers phoned and sent text messages advising others of the address.

“It ended up being about 300 people,” she said.

“They were just coming and coming. I was the only parent there and I was just trying to get them all out.

“It started getting out of control about 10pm.”

Ms Nunn said it was while she was trying to get rid of revellers who were smashing bottles on the street that the car was stolen.

“When I went back up to the house, my neighbour asked me where my car was and it was gone.

“I also found my handbag that someone had taken out of my room lying in the front garden.

“The front fence was smashed.

“And they were smashing bottles in my carport.”

But it is not the other damage Ms Nunn is worried about.

“I just want the car back,” she said.

Senior Constable Angela Warcon said police attended Ms Nunn’s address on Saturday night following numerous reports of street offences including noise and smashed bottles.

“That goes hand in hand with 300 guests,” Snr Const Warcon said.

“There are no suspects that have been named in relation to the vehicle.”

Anyone who has any information that could assist police with investigations is urged to call Mackay Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Pathfinder’s registration is 548GGX.

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