Posted October 01, 2018 09:18:08 A car owner who claims his car has been stolen is calling for a police investigation after a new licence plate on his car was given a “green light”.

The new licence plates have been issued by Transport Victoria after a man was caught driving a stolen car last year.

But a motorist who was also driving the stolen vehicle claimed he had never seen the new plates, and said he would not drive the car again until he received the plates.

“I don, I don’t know why the licence plate is green lighted, but I am going to get a police report to find out why,” said Mr Smith, who has two cars.

He said he did not know where the stolen car came from.

Mr Smith’s vehicle was reported stolen on November 22, 2016.

The man was charged with stealing the car and pleaded guilty to the offence in March.

A Transport Victoria spokesperson said it was the department’s policy to issue the new licence-plate as a condition of receiving the stolen licence plate.

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