Mustang stolen, wrecked

TWO youths who allegedly stole a late model Ford Mustang before it was written off in a collision at Drouin West, Saturday 15 April, faced a bail hearing yesterday (Tuesday 18 April).

The youths, 15, of Mordialloc, and 16, of Carrum Downs, on bail at the time, allegedly stole the $68,000 silver car from the garage of a Mentone home, overnight Friday 14 April.

Police believe the youths took a remote control from the owner’s Toyota Landcruiser parked outside to enter a garage where they found keys to the Mustang in its centre console, 11pm. They also allegedly failed in an attempt to steal a BMW X5.

The owner’s wife told police she heard the Mustang start up and reverse out of the garage about 11pm, stall, and then race up the street before braking hard. Her son found the Toyota’s door open at about 1am and shut it.

Mornington Peninsula police later reported the Mustang had been involved in a collision with the Warragul divisional van, 2.15am, in which the car was written off.

The youths will go before a children’s court at a later date.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 19 April 2017

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