MANNINGHAM Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man and a woman following an investigation into a series of cosmetics thefts, including in Mornington and Safety Beach, valued at over $35,000.
On 8 June detectives arrested a 40-year-old man from Rosebud and a 42-year-old St Albans woman in Mentone following a series of thefts from pharmacies and cosmetic stores across Melbourne dating back to January 2022.
It is alleged there were more than 12 incidents of theft where cosmetics or fragrances were stolen from stores from Safety Beach, Doncaster, Lower Plenty, Mornington, Sunbury, Knox, Kew, Watsonia, Chadstone and Williamstown.
Following an extensive investigation by members of the Manningham CIU arrested the pair on 8 June in a car park on Florence Street, Mentone about 7.30pm.
The Rosebud man has been charged with 19 offences including theft and driving offences. He was remanded to appear before Ringwood Magistrates Court on Monday (13 June).
The St Albans woman has been charged with 14 offences including theft and driving offences.
She has been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates Court on 6 December. The investigation remains ongoing.