Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a carjacking in Rosebud overnight.
It is believed two males were travelling along Waterfall Gully Road in a red Holden sedan about 12.15am.
Police have been told a burgundy/red older model 4WD tried to run the victim’s vehicle off the road before colliding with their vehicle.
A short time later the Holden veered off the road and the two male victims, aged 17 and 18, fled on foot.
They were chased away from their vehicle by 3-4 offenders, who stole the car.
The car contained the victim’s phones and numerous power tools.
The Holden was located a short time later burnt out on Trumans Road.
Police are investigating whether the incident is linked to a robbery in a car park on Hove Road.
It is understood a 27-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were sitting in a parked vehicle when they were approached by male offenders about 1am.
The offenders stole a wallet and phone before fleeing the scene in what is described as a vehicle similar to the one involved in the first incident.
One of the men involved is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance with a medium build and was wearing a dark-coloured hooded jumper over his head.
No other descriptions are available at this time.
No one was injured during the incidents.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Source: Victoria Police News – Thursday, 1 March 2018