Reward offered for sentimental car

Reward offered for sentimental car

Hannah Altinier is appealing to the public to help her find her stolen car. Photograph – Richard Polden.

Hannah Altinier was devastated when she returned from a day attending TAFE to find her beloved bright yellow Toyota Corona missing from the parking bay at Cannington Train Station.

It may be just a car to some, but to Ms Altinier, it is much more than that.

“The number plates are 40 years old and belonged to my great grandmother, who also had a Toyota Corona,” she said.

“I left my car to go to TAFE at 9.30am on June 5 and got back to the station at 9.30pm that night and looked in the very end bay and there were no cars there.

“There were a couple of Transperth guards there and I spoke to them and they just pretty much said they had done rounds and had seen nothing.

“Apparently there is footage, which I wasn’t able to view, but it is up to the police to contact them and get the footage and liaise, but I have heard nothing from the police.”

Ms Altinier purchased the 1984 Toyota Corona from a seller in Queensland for $4500.

“It is my favourite car, it had only done 70,000kms and it was a great car and went well,” she said.

“I have had it for two years and it’s devastating.

“I worked hard to get that bloody car and it’s so rare and I have never seen a car that colour in WA. I am in all the Corona owner’s groups it’s fairly rare in that condition.

“It’s horrible not having it and I really miss it.

“I contacted the police and my mum posted it on social media and crime watch groups.

“Yesterday we decided to offer a small reward and had sightings but no one has offered any information.

“I feel like it’s an invasion of privacy, I am over the sad part now, I am just mad and the thought of them just sitting in my car makes me feel sick.

If you have any information about the stolen 1984 Toyota Corona, please contact police on 1800 333 000.