Ram raider takes a turn while smashing servo

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Picture: Gary Sissons

A MAN extensively damaged the United service station at Tyabb yesterday (Tuesday) by driving a utility through the front glass doors and windows.

The ute did a three point turn inside the shop before being driven off.

Owner Simarjeet Virdi said CCTV showed the older model, dark-coloured, single cab tray ute with bull bar ramming four glass panels three times bringing down shelving and part of the ceiling, 4.30am, Tuesday 29 January.

The extent of the damage was unclear but Mr Virdi said it could be $15,000-$20,000.

He said he knew of no reason for the incident at the service station on Frankston-Flinders Road.

The driver did not get out of his car and left without stealing anything. No one was in the store at the time.

Somerville detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or who has further information or dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Western Port News – 29 January 2019

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