TWO men have been arrested over a series of burglaries and thefts on the Mornington Peninsula.
Somerville CIU detectives with help from Rosebud police and the frontline tasking unit arrested the men after $21,500 in allegedly stolen property was found at Tootgarook and Rye properties.
A 29-year-old Tootgarook man and 42-year-old Rye man were charged with a variety of offences.
The Rye man was bailed to appear at Dromana Magistrates’ Court on 10 February charged with theft from a motor vehicle, theft of a bicycle, handling stolen goods, possessing property believed to be the proceeds of crime, and possessing methyl-amphetamine.
The Tootgarook man appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of handling stolen goods, theft of a motor vehicle as well as theft from a motor vehicle, criminal damage, persistently breaching an intervention order, dealing in property believed to be the proceeds of crime, and failing to answer bail. He further remanded to a date to be fixed.
Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Lagonder described the arrests as a “good result”.
“Police will be on the lookout for those who take advantage of the pandemic lockdowns to target vacant holiday homes,” he said.