Furniture thief nabbed

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AN unsanctioned removalist who stole furniture from two homes for sale in Seaford over the past two months (“‘Everything’ goes”, The Times 5/7/18) has been arrested by police.

Frankston Detective Senior Constable Belinda Rampal said the furniture was recovered and a 38-year-old Seaford man will face court in September charged with burglaries and theft.

The man fitted out his own residence with more than $20,000 worth of stolen furniture including two beds, a four-seater couch, tables, linen, cushions, donnas, plants and a dishwasher.

He tied large items to the roof of a Holden Commodore and made several repeat visits to homes for sale in Kirkwood Avenue and Raymond Road between April and 19 June to allegedly steal the furniture.

“The owners were very happy to get their furniture back,” Detective Senior Constable Rampal said.

When police searched the man’s property they also found a small hydroponic kit used to grow cannabis so the Seaford man will also face a charge of cultivating cannabis when he fronts court.

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 July 2018

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