Burglary and theft of BMW in Toorak

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:31

Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public information following a burglary and subsequent theft of a BMW in Toorak last month.

It’s believed two unknown offenders approached a Blackfriars Court address in a white Holden utility about 9am on Wednesday, 3 February.

One male offender exited the vehicle and kicked the front door of the property several times before gaining access.

Once inside the man stole sporting equipment, iPads and car keys.

Investigators believe he then took off in a stolen black BMW M6, while the second offender in the white utility followed.

Detectives have today released images of a man and both vehicles as part of their ongoing investigation.

The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged between 30-35 years with a solid build.

He was wearing black tracksuit pants, a black hooded jumper with small white writing across the front and a black cap with a holographic sticker on the peak.

Anyone who recognises the man, vehicles, or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Drugs and imitation firearm located after motorcyclist arrested in Southbank

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:18

Police arrested a motorcyclist and uncovered drugs and an imitation firearm following an incident in Southbank this morning.

Officers were patrolling on Fawkner Street when they observed a motorcyclist riding on a footpath about 2.40am.

The motorcyclist went to perform a U-turn in front of the police vehicle, so officers slowed their car and blocked in the rider.

An officer got out of the vehicle and the rider allegedly accelerated towards him before losing control and crashing into a parked Mercedes.

Police arrested the man and subsequently located what is believed to be methylamphetamine, cash and an imitation firearm in his possession.

The 25-year-old man was transported to hospital for observation where he remains under police guard.

Luckily, the officer was not injured during the incident.

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Man arrested following Dandenong hit-run

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:13

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man following an alleged hit-run collision in Dandenong yesterday afternoon.

The 33-year-old man was arrested at an address in Hallam about 11pm last night.

Detectives also seized a car and a trailer.

The arrest follows a collision on Clow Street where a dark-coloured SUV towing a covered box trailer allegedly struck a pedestrian about 2.15pm.

The victim, a 24-year-old Dandenong man, was conveyed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Hallam man remains in custody assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Anyone with dashcam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Officer

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Appeal for witnesses and dashcam following Mont Albert North collision

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 15:05

Nunawading Highway Patrol officers are appealing for dashcam and witnesses following a multi-vehicle collision in Mont Albert North in February.

Police are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision which occurred on Belmore Road at the intersection of Manniche Avenue on Tuesday 23 February about 11.30am.

The collision involved three vehicles, a white Land Rover wagon, white Toyota Corolla sedan, red Subaru VX wagon and a cyclist.

Police have already spoken to a number of people about the incident however are still working to determine the sequence of events.

Officers are appealing for anyone with dashcam or any other witnesses that haven’t yet come forward to contact police.

The cyclist sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision.

Anyone with information or dashcam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

Media Advisor

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CCTV released after earth-moving equipment stolen from Bairnsdale property

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 14:18

East Gippsland Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released CCTV footage as part of their ongoing investigation into the theft of earth-moving equipment from a business in Bairnsdale last year.

An unknown male offender has driven a stolen Toyota Hilux to the Princes Highway business and attempted to use bolt cutters to access a gated area about 1.20am on 8 December 2020.

The man has then used the Toyota to ram through the gates and hitched a bobcat and trailer valued at $50,000 onto the vehicle before driving away from the scene.

Police have released CCTV footage and an image matching the stolen yellow and black CAT skid steer on a trailer.

Detectives are investigating whether this incident is linked to a series of machinery thefts across the East Gippsland area in the past 12 months, including a $37,000 generator stolen from Orbost between 26 and 27 January 2021, and a white skid steer stolen from Club Terrace on 16 November 2020.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information that could assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au to make a report.

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Manase missing from Mildura

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:39

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing boy Manase.

The 13-year-old was last seen leaving his Mildura home on foot about 2pm yesterday.

Police and family hold concerns for Manase due to his young age and the length of time he has been missing.

Manase is non-verbal and nods to communicate.

He was last seen wearing a white striped shirt, black pants and was carrying a green camouflage backpack.

Police have released an image of Manase in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Manase or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300.

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Assault and aggravated burglary in Seabrook

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:36

Hobsons Bay Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary and assault in Seabrook last month.

Two masked males attended a St Anthony Court address about 4.40am on 22 February.

The offenders attempted to break into the home when they were confronted by the male occupant.

One of the masked males struck the victim’s hand with what is believed to be a machete, causing a large laceration.

The offenders again tried to force their way into the house however a female occupant managed to hold the door closed and they ran off through parkland toward Skeleton Creek.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators have released CCTV and images of two males they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log into www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Belinda Batty

Media Unit

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Images released as police appeal for driver to come forward after Mansfield crash

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 09:52

Police have released the image of a man they believe could assist with their investigations into a car and caravan fire in Mansfield earlier today.

Investigators believe a black Toyota Land Cruiser towing a bright green ski boat on a black trailer overtook a Red Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series Station Wagon towing a White Scenic Galaxy caravan on Mansfield-Woods Point Road about 11.15am.

It is believed the Red Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series Station Wagon and caravan was forced off the roadway where they caught fire.

The male driver of the car, a 73-year-old Weir Views man and his female passenger, a 71-year-old Weir Views woman received serious injuries and were air-lifted to hospital.

Investigators are now releasing images of a vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident as well as a man they believe could assist with the investigation.

Police encourage the man, or anyone else who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Investigators are also appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or any other information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Sam Bidey

Media Officer

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Appeal for witnesses following car/caravan fire in Mansfield

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 05:20

Police are appealing for witnesses following a car and caravan fire in Mansfield this morning.

Investigators believe a black Toyota Land Cruiser towing a bright green ski boat on a black trailer overtook a silver Subaru Forester towing a Scenic Galaxy caravan on Mansfield-Woods Point Road about 11.15am.

It is believed the Subaru was forced off the roadway and the car and caravan burst into flames.

The male driver of the car, a 73-year-old Weir Views man and his female passenger, a 71-year-old Weir Views woman received serious injuries and were air-lifted to hospital.

It is believed the black Toyota Land Cruiser overtook up to 8 cars prior to this incident.

Investigators are appealing to the occupants of these cars or anyone with dashcam footage or any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Sergeant Megan Stefanec

Media Officer

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Witness appeal for hit-run in Dandenong

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 4 March 2021 05:03

Police are seeking witnesses following a hit-run collision in Dandenong that has left a man with life-threatening injuries.

It is believed a dark coloured SUV towing a covered box trailer was travelling west on Clow Street when it struck a pedestrian between Thomas Street and Robinson Road about 2.15pm.

The victim, a 24-year-old Dandenong man, was conveyed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are appealing to anyone with dashcam footage or any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Sergeant Megan Stefanec

Media Officer

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