A rainbow checkers van in Australia has been vandalised after it was parked in a public park, with the driver’s licence plates covered in a message to the police.
The vehicle was parked outside the Royal National Botanic Gardens in Darwin’s north-west on Sunday afternoon, according to police.
A note was left on the door, with a number for the Garda Siochana, saying the van was “possible evidence”.
The note also read: “This van is suspected to be a checkers vehicle.
There is a number of checkers cars parked outside in the park and a white van with white license plate.
The van is believed to have been stolen in 2016, and a police spokesperson told ABC News the owner had reported the van to police three times before. “
The van is being reported stolen, but no one is yet arrested.”
The van is believed to have been stolen in 2016, and a police spokesperson told ABC News the owner had reported the van to police three times before.
The note read: Police are investigating an incident where a checker van was parked at the park.
It is being investigated as a possible indication of suspicious activity.
Garda Inspector Phil D’Aloisio said the vehicle was not in the parks business and there were no other vehicles parked nearby.
The message was also found on the rear door of the van.
“At this stage it is not believed that the van is the culprit in the incident,” he said.
“However, a large number of vehicles have been parked at different locations in the area, so a number is likely to have driven past the van.”
Police have also launched an investigation into whether the van owner, who has not been named, had received a stolen vehicle notice.