Arrests over cars

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POLICE found allegedly stolen cars, motor bikes and bicycles valued at more than $250,000 when they raided a Seaford property overnight, Friday 15 July.

Detective Senior Constable Richard Thomson, of Frankston CIU, said the raid followed reports of a stolen car being housed at the Holroyd St property.

He said the cars, including two BMW four-wheel-drives, late model VW Polo, Nissan Skyline and Nissan X-Trail, had been nicked in aggravated burglaries in the Hampton-Brighton areas since mid-June.

A teenage girl arrested at the property will appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Following up, police returned to the property, Thursday 21 July, and chased a man they saw in the backyard.

The 22-year-old, of Altona North, was arrested and charged with theft of motor cars. He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, 2 August.

The man is also charged with the theft of a car from the Nunawading train station, 16 July.

Police are seeking public assistance in relation to on-going suspicious activity in Holroyd St. This may include seeing young drivers in expensive cars.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Frankston Times – 1 August 2016

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