POLICE are investigating an attempted car theft near Heyfield, where offenders tried to tow away a broken down car.
Police said a car with a flat tyre had been left overnight on the side of the road at the intersection of Cowwarr-Seaton Rd and Dawson Rd on Saturday, with the owner intending to return the next day to move the car during daylight.
The owner returned about 6.30am on Sunday morning, and noticed the car had been dragged about 400 metres from where it was left.
As the owner approached the car, a white Nissan Navara parked nearby, with two male occupants and no number plates, fled the scene.
Police are seeking information regarding the attempted theft.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Heyfield police on 5148 2202.