Hotel raid arrests


FIVE people were arrested by Mornington police after allegedly stealing alcohol and other property from the Mornington Hotel, early Sunday morning.

Detective Sergeant Jason Hocking, of Somerville CIU, said police will allege alcohol valued at $150 was stolen from the bar area and clothing, tonneau cover and 12-volt air compressor, valued at $550, was stolen from a utility in the hotel’s car park, 5am, Sunday 22 July.

A Dingley Village man, 26, and a Skye man, 27, were remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday) charged with burglary, theft and theft from a motor vehicle. A Narre Warren man, 33, was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on the same charges in September.

Two women allegedly with the men – a 36-year-old, of Croydon, and a 25-year-old, of Hampton East – were interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries.

Detective Hocking said Mornington police were alerted to the robbery after the alarm sounded and were able to watch it unfold on CCTV. He said all the property was recovered.

First published in the Western Port News – 24 July 2018


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