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Caught after crime spree

Stolen items dropped

A MAN who allegedly committed an aggravated burglary in Edithvale has been arrested after a 24 hour crime spree. The alleged offender, a 26-year-old man, was arrested on 19 October after a string of crimes that began in Carlton North. The man allegedly stole a mobile phone and car keys from a woman’s Carlton North home at around 7.15pm, 18 October. The alleged offender could not start the car, and then allegedly attempted to carjack a vehicle in Brunswick. A 31-year-old man inside the car refused to hand it over, and sustained two non-life threatening stab wounds. At around 8.10pm, the offender allegedly stabbed another man in Brunswick after the victim refused to hand over his wallet and phone. Shortly afterwards, the alleged offender carjacked a man on Royal Parade after threatening him with a knife. At around 11pm the stolen car was seen driving in Edithvale before crashing into a street sign. The offender allegedly fled the vehicle and committed an aggravated burglary on Carrington Street, stealing a wallet and a car from a home. At 1.50am the alleged offender used a credit card stolen from the Edithvale home at a Springvale Road petrol station. Fuel and cigarettes were purchased. At 2.30pm, the car allegedly stolen from Edithvale was involved in a crash on the Western Highway near Ararat. The alleged offender was eventually intercepted and arrested at Gerang Gerang. The Murtoa man was charged with aggravated carjacking, armed robbery, theft of motor car, intentionally cause injury, aggravated burglary and a number of traffic offences. He was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

A MAN who crashed into a tree in Parkdale has allegedly dropped numerous stolen items while fleeing from police. Mordialloc police responded to calls that a car had crashed on the Nepean Highway on 5 October. Police found the allegedly stolen car on nearby Fifth Avenue, and pursued the driver on foot. Police followed a trail of stolen items and arrested the alleged offender 500 metres from the car. The 25-year-old Bentleigh man was charged with multiple counts of theft, drug possession, weapon possession, bail and driving offences. Police searched the stolen car and allegedly found drugs, weapons, stolen number plates and dozens of stolen power tools. The man was remanded into custody and police are working to reunite victims with their stolen property.

Seaford assault TWO offenders are on the run after allegedly assaulting a man in his own home at Seaford, Sunday 13 October. Police say that two men assaulted a 59-yearold man at his home with a metal bar, giving the victim lacerations to his head, leg, arm, and hands. The victim also sustained a broken finger, and was taken to the Alfred Hospital by ambulance for surgery. The victim’s injuries were non life-threatening. Police believe that the incident may have occurred as a result of an incident earlier in the night, in which the victim was involved in a scuffle with one of the offenders at the Seaford Hotel. The two offenders broke into the victim’s home at around 9.05pm through the front door. The victim’s wife witnessed the assault.

The two offenders are still outstanding. Police say they are caucasian men in their late 40s. They made no demands for property from the victim. Any information to Crime Stoppers.

Stealing from servo POLICE are searching for a man who stole from a Moorabbin service station on 21 August. The man allegedly stole numerous items from inside the service station then fled on a bicycle. A CCTV image (below) of the man police wish to speak to has been released. Anyone with information or who recognises the man is encouraged to contact Constable Sue Garland on 9556 6565.

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