Raider hits shops, servos in two towns


A SERVICE station and four businesses in Red Hill, and a Balnarring garage, were reeling yesterday, Monday 16 May, after overnight burglaries.

It is not known what was stolen in the six break-ins, all occurring soon after 3.45am, but the same offender, wearing a balaclava, is believed to be responsible.

Detective Senior Constable Alex Montgomery, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said it appeared the man, driving a dark coloured Toyota Corolla, pulled the front doors off the United service station, Arthur’s Seat Rd, with the car, and then attempted to open the safe. It is unknown what was stolen at this stage.

The same man is believed to have then raided a pharmacy, Long Table restaurant, Endota Spa and Hill Station homewares, all in Shoreham Rd, and then rammed the car into the doors of Balnarring Motors, Frankston-Flinders Rd.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Mornington Peninsula CIU, 59781300.

First published in the Western Port News – 17 May 2016


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