UP to 13 cars had their side windows smashed and valuables stolen in an overnight Langwarrin crime spree that caused thousands of dollars damage.
Residents’ cars were hit in Lexton Drive, Melaleua Crescent and Fawn Court at various times between 9pm-6am on Thursday morning, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, 5-8 October.
Detective Acting Sergeant Craig Goudy, of Frankston CIU, said residents were shocked at the extent of the damage and the theft of their valuables which included wallets, mobile phones, cash, bags and tradies’ tools.
“People must ensure they take valuables out of their cars and lock their cars overnight,” he said.
About 19 cars were broken into in Frankston over the same weekend, which is a big jump in the usual numbers.
Detective Goudy said tradies should ensure their toolboxes are secured and no tools are visible in their vehicles.
“Tradies could have tools worth $4000-$6000 in their utes and they are sitting ducks,” he said.
So far there are no descriptions of the offenders.
“Investigators are still canvassing the numerous areas for any CCTV and witnesses.”
Four cars were stolen in Frankston in the same period.
Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Busuttil said tradies should note the details of anyone offering them cheap tools.
Details should be forwarded to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.