A COUPLE arrested after a courier’s van was stolen in Mt Eliza while he was making a delivery faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15 February charged with more than 60 theft-related offences.
The man, 28, and woman, 27, both from the Somerville area, were found asleep in a stolen car at Black Rock, 2am, Thursday 14 February, before they allegedly rammed a police car, injuring one officer. They were apprehended in Brighton soon after while attempting to flee on foot.
The driver of the StarTrack van was at the front door of a house in Boxmoor Court, 1.30pm, when his Toyota van was driven away.
Detective Craig Goudie, of Frankston CIU, said the man faced 35 charges and the woman 27 charges of theft, burglary, theft of cars, theft from cars and “many more charges to come”. They were remanded in custody to a later date.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.