Warrnambool police are trying to locate a 2018 white Holden Colorado utility stolen in Warrnambool on Monday afternoon and then used in a smash-and-grab raid at a Terang business.
Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the Green Con company ute - registration plate number 1MZ-4VR - was stolen from in front of the Hotel Warrnambool between 2pm and 4pm.
He said the Cobden concrete and construction business ute was parked in the Kepler Street loading zone and the keys had been left in the ignition.
"There's a Green Con company symbol on the ute," he said.
Crime scene officers are now on the way to Terang after a break-in at Scanlon's Dairy Centre in the main street.
Detective Senior Constable Hughes said an offender used a brick to smash the glass sliding main door to gain entry to the High Street business.
"The burglary happened between 5.10pm and 8.19pm Monday when the business manager was contacted," he said.
"The offender took money out of the register and coins from the office while ransacking the business looking for valuables.
"It's believed the offender was driving the Green Con ute."
Detective Senior Constable Hughes requested that anyone who sees the ute immediately contact the Warrnambool police CIU on 5560 1156.
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