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Van stolen while delivery driver is nearby

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A delivery van will go under forensic examination, after it was stolen and dumped in a cane paddock.

The driver had parked the vehicle near an address on Hansens Road in Te Kowai and left it running before walking to a nearby address, according to a post from myPolice Mackay Whitsundays.

A man wearing a grey hoodie got out of a black sedan which pulled up next to the van, before getting in the delivery vehicle and taking off around 10.50am on Thursday.

"At about 11:23am on the same day the stolen van was found abandoned on a cane paddock," the post says.

"The contents of the van had been searched.

"Arrangements have been made to forensically examine the van."

Those with more info are urged to come forward.