Phil Taylor's car was destroyed by criminals.
Phil Taylor's car was destroyed by criminals. Contributed

Man offers $10,000 to catch criminals who burnt out car

A FRUSTRATED man is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help find the criminals responsible for stealing and burning out cars in the Tweed.

Murwillumbah's Phil Taylor said he was sick of the criminals operating in the town.

"I'm offering $10,000 to catch these people," he said.

"When are they going to stop?"

The car which was completely destroyed after it was set alight on Saturday night.
The car which was completely destroyed after it was set alight on Saturday night. Contributed

Mr Taylor said his car was parked out the front of a mechanical shop when it was stolen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

"I reported it stolen," he said.

"The police knocked on my door at 11.30pm and told me it had been found burnt out and would cost me $350 to get it removed from the road.

"It's just insult to injury isn't it?"

His Holden was completely gutted by the fire.

Murwillumbah Fire and Rescue NSW captain Greg Hayes said his crew was called to the fire at Commercial Rd at 10.24pm.

"It was well alight when we arrived," he said.

"It looked like they'd been doing burn outs and then just torched it in the middle of the road."

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command crime manager Acting Inspector Saul Wiseman said police were calling on witnesses to come forward to help them catch the perpetrators.

A Ford Fairlane was found completely destroyed by fire at Brooks Rd, Kynnumboon on Friday.

Insp Wiseman said the car was stolen from Murwillumbah CBD hours earlier.



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