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Cigs theft bust DETECTIVES believe a cigarette burglary operation covering Frankston, Langwarrin, Seaford and surrounding suburbs has been scuttled with a couple of arrests last week. Detective Leading Senior Constable Belinda Rampal, of Frankston CIU, said a man, 25, has been charged with 54 offences and a girl, 17, charged with 20 offences, including burglary, theft, evading police and conduct endangering life. The pair is believed to have stolen up to $50,000 in cigarettes over the past two months from supermarkets and newsagents using jemmy bars and angle grinders to force security doors and cut locks to cabinets. The thefts also allegedly occurred at Chelsea Heights, Dingley Village and Dandenong. The car they were driving was stolen. The pair, of no fixed address, was arrested in a Cranbourne West house. The man has been remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 28 April and his co-accused bailed to appear at Children’s Court in June. “This is a significant arrest as the offenders were linked to numerous cigarette burglaries and thefts,” Detective Rampal said. “These people have no regard for police or public safety. “The damage caused to the stores was also significant placing great stress on the owners of the businesses. “Most small businesses struggle to make ends meet without having to fork out extra money to fix significant damage caused by burglaries of this nature. The conduct endangering life charges stem from three pursuits with police in a stolen vehicle that Detective Rampal said were “dangerous and placed the safety of the public at great risk”. Stephen Taylor
Congratulations to the Edithvale CFA on another fantastic All Fired Up Fun Run. I look forward to running again in 2018.
Autumnal: Exhibition coordinator Roz De Silva with an artwork called Asahadake Autumn. Picture: Gary Sissons
Season for art show AUTUMN darkness may be falling but the Mentone-Mordialloc Art Group is brightening up its walls at the Mentone Activity Centre. The group’s Autumn Members Exhibition is being held 6-13 April, 10am-4pm daily and until 6pm on Friday 7 April. The not-for-profit organisation offers, managed by volunteers, art
lessons and classes to all ages and abilities from teens to retirees. The art group was formed in 1956 and moved to its premises at Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice St, Mentone in April last year from Old Granary Lane. See mentone-mordiallocartgroup. org.au or call 9584 6376 for further information.
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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 5 April 2017