A tradie has had his car - and his livelihood - stolen from him while he was standing just metres away in Wendouree.
The white Toyota Prado 4-wheel-drive (similar to the one above) was taken just after 1pm today (Tue) from a plaster supplies store in Howitt St.
Daughter Eliza says her father is a plasterer and he had left the vehicle for two minutes, when someone asked him why a person appeared to be moving his car forward.
"It was an older model Toyota Prado with a bullbar at the front," she said.
"We live in a country town so it was dusty. It was not the cleanest of cars."
Eliza said the car had no signage or stripes.
The number plate is ZHH 516
Anyone with information should call Ballarat Police.