21 Apr 2009

Police search area where ute found

2:48 pm on 21 April 2009

Police are searching an area in mid-Canterbury after finding a ute believed to have been driven by a fugitive.

William Stewart, 47, is wanted for breaches of bail. He has been at large since February and police believe a number of burglaries and vehicle thefts are linked to him.

A Toyota Hilux ute was seen in Mt Somers on Tuesday morning. He was thought to be driving.

The vehicle was later found in the Mt Somers/ Staverley area.

An intensive search is being carried out there.

Residents are being advised to lock their houses and cars.