Hyundai Stolen in Daylight From Ascot Sports Club

Authorities have issued an urgent appeal to the public, requesting assistance tracking down a yellow 2016 Hyundai Accent, identified by its unique Queensland registration plate 525XJC. The vehicle was reported stolen from an Ascot sports club facility.

On Thursday, 28 March 2024, the owners of a yellow Hyundai Accent were at the Ascot facility and engaged in lawn bowls. Inadvertently, they left behind a bowls bag with the car keys inside. This oversight paved the way for a theft executed by a man and woman, who allegedly stole the bag and the vehicle, discarding the bag shortly thereafter.

The Queensland Police have released descriptions of the suspects in hopes of gathering leads from the public. The woman involved is described as Caucasian, in her mid-20s, with distinctive bleached blonde hair. She is seen donning a white sleeveless top and black skirt and carrying numerous shopping bags. The man is characterised by his short dark hair and sportive attire consisting of white sneakers, brightly coloured shorts, a light T-shirt, a black cap with a white motif, and a NIKE camo backpack.

The stolen Hyundai Accent stands out due to its distinct yellow colour and the Queensland registration plate 525XJC. It last sighted in Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley on Monday, 1 April 2024. 

Crime Patterns in Ascot Evident in 1st Quarter Data

A total of 102 offences have been recorded in Ascot during the first quarter of 2024, as per the Queensland Police Service online crime map. The data highlights a surge in unlawful activities, casting a shadow on the suburb known for its prestigious racing events and serene residential areas.

Ascot Crime Jan to March 2024
Photo Credit: QPS

Notable Offences

The crime statistics in Ascot have shown several concerning trends:

  • Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle: 5 recorded offences, including the recent high-profile theft of a yellow Hyundai Accent bearing the registration plate 525XJC.
  • Unlawful Entry: A significant number of 22 offences suggest a spike in property-related crimes, urging residents to exercise increased vigilance and security measures.
  • Other Theft: With 32 offences, theft is the most common crime, underscoring the urgent need for community awareness and preventative action.

Ascot Crime Jan to March 2024
Photo Credit: QPS

Ascot Crime Jan to March 2024
Photo Credit: QPS

Police and Community Response

In light of these figures, the Queensland Police continue to encourage public assistance in reporting suspicious activities and sharing information that may lead to arrests and recovery of stolen property. 

Information regarding the vehicle’s whereabouts, the identity of the suspects, or any related suspicious activity may be reported through Policelink’s online form or by calling 131 444. 

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or online at, with the reference number QP2400541804.

Published 3 April 2024