Car stolen, burnt


A CAR was burnt out after being stolen from outside its owner’s house at Safety Beach, overnight Friday 13 December.

Burglars took the keys to the $20,000 Audi from a Rymer Street house and within half an hour had torched it in nearby Bruce Road.

A VW Golf was stolen from outside a house in Davies Street, Safety Beach at about the same time was still missing late last week.

“In both instances, the owners did not hear anything. Both cars were parked outside their respective homes,” Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said.

He would not reveal how the thieves got the keys other than to say “one set of keys was stolen during a burglary”.

Thieves entered eight cars in Rymer, Davies and Hamilton, streets and Oceanic Drive , through unlocked doors and stole a range of items.

Detective Logonder urged residents to ensure their cars were locked at all times – especially overnight when on the street or even in driveways.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 December 2019


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