Rifle found in ute

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A STOLEN ute which evaded police on Peninsula Link was later seen in a Seaford service station with a rifle in the tray, early morning Tuesday 31 October.

Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Michie, of Frankston police, said police spotted the yellow Ford ute with false number plates at 12.05am. They ordered the driver to pull over but he sped away and the chase was abandoned.

At 3.10am the ute was seen at the service station on the corner of Frankston-Dandenong Rd and Klauer St but, as police approached, the man jumped out and ran off.

They searched the car and found a .22 rifle in the back.

The man was aged 20-30.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 8 November 2017

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