THIEVES stole 82 mobile phone handsets valued at $85,000 from the Telstra outlet at Karingal Hub, 4.30am, Sunday 3 January.
Detective Senior Constable Craig Ferris said four offenders are seen on CCTV reversing a silver Ford sedan with body kit up to the shop. With hoodies covering their faces they use a sledgehammer to smash their way in to steal the handsets, which represented almost all the shop’s stock.
Earlier, the same offenders had used the same technique to enter the Telstra outlet, Tyabb Rd, Mornington. Police said the business had been closed over the Christmas holidays and stock moved to another store. Nothing was stolen.
Other Telstra outlets at Berwick, Narre Warren, Pakenham and Glen Waverley were also raided over the holidays, possibly by the same offenders.
Anyone with information is urged to call Frankston CIU on 9784 5555 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.