Went for a kebab, took off with the whole kebab shop.
June 4, 2016 Melbourne 'Age'.
Images of the stolen kebab shop released by police Photo: Liam Mannix.
Someone has taken the concept of takeaway a little too far after they nicked an entire kebab van in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The greasy-fingered thief went on the mother of all late-night benders in Mordialloc, doing a runner with an entire fried-meat-bread-and-garlic-sauce franchise.
The van had been left, chained-up and clamped, outside a home in McDonald Street, Mordialloc.
It was last seen about 2.30am Saturday, and was noticed missing 10am the same morning.
Somehow the van has made its way to Mornington, a police on patrol found it "safe and well" at about 5pm Saturday.
No one has been arrested for the van theft and Mordialloc police are trying to work out the takeaway vehicle's mysterious movements.
The custom-made trailer, which is usually set up in Moorabbin, is worth about $80,000 and weighs three tonnes.
Police will not say how much they believe the thief had to drink beforehand.
If you saw the van between 2.30 and 17.00 Saturday, police ask you to call triple zero.