Property back on track after arson interrupts open house
THE owners of a property whose open home day was ruined when a man and woman drove into their backyard, lit a car on fire and stole their car have had a successful open house.
Real estate agent Jock Gaughan said things had been progressing with the sale of the home since that day last month.
"We have had a successful open house and we got a few people through the house," he said.
"Things are going along nicely and there are some irons in the fire."
On that day in May, two alleged offenders kept police on a wild chase in and around Gladstone for hours.
They allegedly stole four cars, leaving the one in flames and two on train tracks, before being arrested and charged.
A 21-year-old woman accused of stealing three motor vehicles and the arson of a Holden Commodore remained in custody after police opposed bail when she appeared before Gladstone Magistrates Court last month.
Her co-accused faced 21 charges including two counts of arson, dangerous operation of a vehicle, demanding property with menaces, failing to stop a vehicle, and obstructing railways.
Mr Gaughan had been driving toward the house when he crossed paths with the alleged vehicle thieves.
"They nearly took me out," he said at the time.
"They were fishtailing around the corner of the dirt road and I had to swerve to get out of the way."