Power boat snatched and scratched

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Stolen boat recovered: The Riviera 47 was taken from Patterson Lakes. Picture: supplied

A 14.3-METRE luxury Riviera powerboat stolen from its mooring at Patterson Lakes, 10pm, Wednesday 5 July, was driven out onto Port Phillip Bay where it crashed into Seaford pier.

Police investigating the aggravated burglary were told three offenders broke into a Gladesville Blvd property about 10.05pm but fled after being disturbed.

In their haste they abandoned a red and yellow Toyota 4Runner 4WD, registration YYM-409, stolen from Frankston that day.

It is believed the same men took the $220,000 Riviera 47 from the rear of a property under construction in Grevillea Ct.

They drove it through a canal where it collided with several boats before being driven out onto the bay.

Three men were seen running from Seaford pier about 12.30am on Thursday 6 July.

Former Carrum MP Donna Bauer said she had been asked to put out a call on Facebook to “see if anyone has CCTV cameras that face the canals or Patterson River, or even Seaford along the highway”.

“It is believed the boat was abandoned when it hit the jetty and the thieves then ran off in Seaford,” she said.

Anyone with CCTV footage or who noticed anything suspicious should contact Kingston CIU 9556 6166, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 12 July 2017

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