A $250,000 black Audi R8 sports sedan was stolen from the garage of a house in Coleman Rd, Aspendale, 10pm, Friday 20 November.
A neighbour was alerted by a “loud bang” and then heard the distinctive engine sound of the high-priced import. He ran outside to see the garage door extensively damaged and the car being driven off towards Nepean Hwy.
The car was damaged by the thieves who rammed it into the roller door to force their way out of the garage.
Tyre marks were found in Coleman Lane.
The remote-control device was later found unused on the garage floor.
Police said the thieves had earlier broken into the owner’s car parked in Albert Park and stolen his house and business keys, and wallet containing his address, in the lead-up to the robbery. They then drove to his house and stole a Toshiba laptop and the car’s keys before entering the garage.
The car was seen being driven “erratically” near Parkdale and Mentone railway stations at 2am next day but has not yet been recovered.
CCTV footage is being examined.
Anyone with information should call Moorabbin police, 9556 6565.