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Police are searching for a man who used a stolen front-end loader to steal from a Queensland towing yard.

CCTV footage shows the man entering the towing yard in Rockhampton, central Queensland, in the front end loader, before using the vehicle to push a tow truck out of the way of other cars.

The man is then seen exiting the stolen machinery before setting it on fire.

CCTV footage has captured a man using a stolen front-end loader to steal from a towing yard. (Queensland Police)

He is seen leaving the scene in one of the cars at the tow yard.

Police say the incident took place Sunday, May 15.

“Investigations indicate that at around 5.40am, a man has driven a front-end loader, stolen from another Parkhurst business earlier that night, through the front gate of the Leichhardt Street business,” police said.

The man is seen setting the front-end loader alight before fleeing in another car. (Queensland Police)

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the man in the area to contact police.

Giving way to an emergency vehicle at a roundabout

Police are also searching for the grey Holden Commadore with registration 038YSG, which was used to flee the scene.

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