Dealership hit in smash-and-grab


Smashed: Mercedes dealer Chris Thoday, above, surveys the damage after the robbery. Two men, below, captured on CCTV stealing from the dealership’s cabinets. Pictures: Cameron McCullough

TWO men used a concrete block to smash their way into the Mercedes-Benz car dealership at Mornington, 5.45am, Thursday 15 February.

The men, wearing dark-coloured hoodies and carrying backpacks, were captured on CCTV throwing the block through a window at the Mornington-Tyabb Road premises and forcing open a door.

Dealer Chris Thoday said the men then ransacked the showroom, smashing open glass cabinets with hammers and stealing $5000 worth of Mercedes watches, t-shirts, aftershave, perfume, caps, keyrings and laptops.

“There’s glass everywhere,” Mr Thoday said. “The boulder is still on the floor.”

Mr Thoday said the men looked familiar. “We had an incident a couple of weeks ago when a man stole a laptop and it may be him.”

First published in the Mornington News – 20 February 2018


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