Hold that bus


ROSEBUD police stopped a bus last week to catch a couple of suspected crooks.

A 35-year-old man and woman, 32, of Tootgarook, were later charged with theft from a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods and handling the proceeds of crime.

A woman who spotted the couple loitering in a business park near Rosebud Plaza later realised items, including an iPad, portable speaker, and personal id, were missing from her car.

She activated her Locate-My-Device App and tracked the items to a nearby bus stop where, coincidentally, the couple she saw earlier were waiting. When the suspects boarded the bus, she called police who were nearby. They intercepted the bus, arrested the suspects and, after a search, found the allegedly stolen items.

The man appeared at court on Wednesday and the woman was released prior to being summonsed.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 25 February 2020


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