Tools recovered


A LARGE number of allegedly stolen power tools have been seized after police executed a search warrant in Fairway Street, Frankston last week.

On 19 May, Frankston Crime investigation Unit detectives executed the firearms search warrant. A hand gun, methylamphetamine, GHB, cannabis, power tools, and a tradesman trailer were seized. 

Police believe 39 power tools were stolen, and will be returned to the owner. They said the approximate value of the tools and trailer is $35,000. 

A 37-year-old Frankston man was arrested and charged with possess hand gun, possess prohibited weapon, handle stolen goods, negligently deal with proceeds crime, theft, and commit an indictable offence whilst on bail. He has been remanded in custody.

A 40-year-old Frankston woman was also arrested, but has been released pending summons.

Frankston Police senior constable Chris Fidler said “it is very fulfilling to get a firearm and drugs off the streets and the tools back to the owner, so they can get back to work during this tough time.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 25 May 2020

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