Police are investigating after a car was broken into and then rolled down a driveway at Rutherford earlier this week.
The Toyota Echo, which was parked at a Crothers Street residence, had also been rummaged through but fortunately nothing was stolen, police said.
The attempted theft took place sometime between 10pm Monday and 6am Tuesday.
In a separate incident, a BMW that was stolen from Bolwarra Heights was later found set alight at Woodville.
Police said the sedan was taken from Paterson Road sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning before it was found engulfed in flames about 1.30am on Saturday. The car was completely destroyed.