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Holy haul: Frankston CIU detectives made two arrests in relation to alleged burglaries at places of worship. Picture: Supplied

A SERIES of alleged burglaries from places of worship has resulted in two arrests.

Frankston crime investigation unit detectives teamed with Southern Metro crime team and the Greater Dandenong CIU to implement Operation FLAGRANCY. The operation was in response to alleged commercial burglaries at places of worship between March and July.

Police said there were 31 separate incidents, including aggravated burglary, burglary, criminal damage and theft. The alleged offences occurred in Springvale South, Springvale, Keysborough, Carrum Downs, Yuroke, Forest Hill, Burwood, Rockbank, Camberwell, Boronia, Mount Evelyn, Berwick, Myers Flat, Tarneit and Mitcham.

A 28-year-old Deer Park man was charged and remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 12 August. An 18-year-old Sunshine man was charged and bailed to appear at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 2 October.

First published in the Frankston Times – 16 July 2019

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