Video shows vehicle stolen from police

FOOTAGE of a four-wheel drive being stolen from inside a Tasmania Police vehicle compound has been released.

The Saturday night robbery in Hobart saw the theft of a Nissan Patrol due to be examined in relation to motor vehicle stealing.

Surveillance footage captures a man in a grey hoodie roaming the yard and pushing a trailer blocking the Patrol.

He then gets in to the vehicle and reverses at speed into the compound gates.

One gate is torn off its hinges and thrown into a public street.

The perimeter fence is also significantly damaged.

The vehicle and the driver have not yet been located.

The breach, which occurred just after 11pm, has prompted a review of security procedures.

"Our system of security is under review as it should always be and any failings within it hopefully will be rectified," Hobart CIB Detective Inspector David Plumpton said.

Detectives are following a specific line of inquiry, he said.

The registration number of the Nissan Patrol is C39FY. It has a white cab and black tray, with a hydraulic lift mounted on the rear of the tray.

It also had oxy-acetylene bottles strapped to the rear of the cab.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Police Assistance Line on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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