Car theft arrest


A CARRUM man has become the third person arrested for the alleged theft of cars from a Doncaster dealership, 24 October.

The 43-year-old man was arrested after the execution of a search warrant in Carrum. He was charged with handling stolen goods and theft of motor vehicle, and remanded to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

The investigation, dubbed by police as operation Exuma, has taken place over three weeks and spanned Croydon, Dandenong, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. A 41-year-old Dromana man and a 43-year-old Dandenong man were also hit with charges.

Police have recovered six cars allegedly stolen from the dealership. Two cars are still outstanding, a blue 2019 Subaru Forester, and a silver 2019 Subaru Impreza.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing, and encouraged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 20 November 2019

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