Subaru theft arrests


A DROMANA man has been charged with 11 offences, including burglary and theft, after allegedly stealing nine cars at Doncaster, Thursday 24 October.

Manningham detectives arrested the man at Rhode Island, Patterson Lakes, Thursday 31 October. They allegedly recovered four of the stolen Subarus but five vehicles are still missing.

The 41-year-old appeared at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court, Friday 1 November, and was further remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in January.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old Dandenong man has been charged with theft and bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 11 December after being found in one of the allegedly stolen cars at Patterson Lakes.

The five missing vehicles are a 2019 blue Subaru Forester, registration 1QJ5SO, 2019 red Subaru Forester (1QJ5SR), 2019 silver Subaru Impreza, 2016 black Ford Ranger (1KL1AD), and a 2013 white Mercedes M Class (1QE1YA). A red Mitsubishi Outlander (1OK7JA), is also outstanding and believed to have been used in the burglary.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 12 November 2019


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