Car theft charges


THEFTS of, and from, cars on the Mornington Peninsula have “dramatically dropped” after the arrest of four suspects last week.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Henry, of Somerville CIU, said the men, all in their late teens, were nabbed at Morwell but were originally from the Hastings area.

The group is alleged to have stolen three cars and broken into 12 others on the peninsula as well as at Frankston, Dandenong and Croydon over a three-week period.

The alleged ringleader, 18, formerly of Hastings, is facing 10 charges which include driving offences.

The alleged offenders faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week and, because of their ages, have either been remanded or bailed to appear at the same court at a later date.

“There has been a dramatic drop in offences since their arrest,” Detective Henry said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 5 May 2020


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