Mildura Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft from Mildura South of a 1974 Toyota Land cruiser Utility on Sunday morning.

Police said that the vehicle was stolen in 16th street at around 7.30am Sunday and ultimately ran out of petrol in Benetook Avenue, near Seventeenth Street.

Police particularly want to speak to the good Samaritan who was driving a Holden Cruze or similar and who stopped to push the vehicle off the road.

Likewise Police said they would be most happy to speak with the person who was responsible for the theft.

Any information please contact Detective Senior Constable Tinkler at Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300.