TWO people have been arrested after a police investigation into the manufacturing of cloned number plates.
On 2 December, police arrested a 33-year-old man in Hampton and a 37-year-old woman on Beach Avenue, Mordialloc. The arrests followed a six-month investigation.
Frankston Crime Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Nick Lamb said “police know that number plate theft and cloning is often at the centre of more serious offending.”
“It’s believed the cloned number plates being produced as part of this investigation can be linked to other crimes that have occurred in Melbourne’s south east such as burglaries, stolen vehicles and handling stolen goods,” he said. “Police take this type of offending very seriously and we are committed to identifying and holding offenders to account.”