Wanted man in stolen BMW at double speed limit

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who was clocked driving at almost double the speed limit in a stolen BMW.

The car was spotted on Maroochydore Rd yesterday after being clocked at 130kmh in a 70kmh zone.

An officer from the Sunshine Coast Road Policing Unit was conducting speed enforcement on the side of the road when the BMW sped past.

The officer jumped into his vehicle and activated his lights, but the driver showed no signs of stopping.

The car was driven along Nambour Connection Rd and turned off at Blackall St towards Woombye before police called off their chase.

Acting Sergeant Mark Johnston said police were determined to track down the driver.

He said typically a stolen vehicle would be used in connection with other crimes.

The brown BMW was stolen from a Pelican Waters homes several days ago.

"The speed that car was doing was ridiculous," Sgt Johnston said.

"There are so many people on the roads being Easter and unfortunately we have dangerous drivers like this sharing the roads with us.

"It is concerning, especially when they are chasing away from police at these speeds.''

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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