24 May 2016

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Thieves make return trip Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au BUSINESSES in Red Hill are reeling after having been raided by possibly the same thief twice in the past month. The man, described as wearing dark clothing, balaclava and gloves, and driving a stolen dark coloured Toyota

and a stolen Ford Festiva, has hit at least eight businesses, stealing mainly cash, since the early hours of Monday 2 May. The cars have since been found burnt-out in Teurong and Tyabb. In the latest raids early Monday morning last week, the service station in Arthur’s Seat Rd was ram-raided and the safe containing $5000 stolen, with

other raids at a pharmacy, Long Table Restaurant, Endota Spa and Hill Station homewares, all in Shoreham Rd, and Balnarring Motors, in FrankstonFlinders Rd. The service station was previously hit early on Friday 6 May, with the thief ramming the front doors before stealing a $50 bag of coins. Five days before, early on Monday

2 May, Red Hill Bakery, in Shoreham Rd, was broken into and the cash drawer containing $308 taken. The thief smashed a window in the door to gain entry, Somerville detectives said. The next day, early on Tuesday 3 May, the cigarette machine was stolen from the Arthur’s Seat hotel, Arthurs’ Seat Rd, after the thief jemmied a door to the downstairs area.

Police said there were no witnesses to the breaking. On Friday 6 May, the front sliding door to the Red Hill Trading Co., Shoreham Rd, was forced open and draws and cupboards ransacked, but nothing was taken, police said. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Mornington Peninsula CIU, 59781300.

Smokes ban: Mt Eliza junior footballers will benefit from strict no-smoking rules.

Butts out as another club goes smoke free MT ELIZA Junior Football Club has developed a smoke-free policy and signed the FrankstonMornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter. It is the first of 14 clubs in the Frankston and District Junior Football league to draw the line against smoking by signing up. It follows the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League, which signed up in February, and the Mt Martha Junior Football Club, which signed up last year. Mt Eliza has 28 teams and is reportedly the largest junior sporting club across the Frankston

and Mornington Peninsula. Its decision to extend the policy past the 10-metre legislation demonstrates a strong message to its players, families, volunteers and visitors, according to Peninsula Health’s health promotion practitioner Andie Murphy. “Prohibiting smoking around young people helps to discourage them from taking up smoking,” she said. “Secondhand smoke causes a number of diseases in children and adults who do not smoke. The more second-hand smoke you are exposed to, the higher your risk of disease.”

The charter is regarded as a statement of commitment to raise awareness of the harmful effects caused by tobacco smoke and to address the significantly higher smoking rates within the club’s catchment. “Victorian rates of smoking are 13 per cent. Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region rates are between 21-30 per cent,” Ms Murphy said. Mt Eliza Junior Football Club president Fraser Bayne endorsed the decision. “As part of the club’s ongoing commitment to providing a

healthy and fun environment for our kids to play footy, [we] are pleased to announce the implementation of the smoke free charter.” Peninsula Health encourages sporting clubs, leagues and associations to become smoke free. Those interested in taking a stand should contact Ms Murphy at amurphy@phcn.vic.gov.au. Peninsula Health has quit smoking support services at Frankston, Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings. For a face-to-face appointment call 1300 665 781, or call Quitline 13 78 48 or visit quitnow.gov.au



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