Flinders burglary

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FOUR men were arrested following police investigations of an aggravated burglary in Flinders early on Monday 23 April.

Detective Harry Simpson, of Somerville CIU, said two men forced entry to a house in the town where the elderly occupants woke to see torchlight. They then became aware of the men moving about and stealing electronic items which they later valued at $6000.

Following information gleaned from the Find my Phone app detectives raided a house in Dromana the same day and allegedly found items matching the descriptions of those stolen.

A 22-year-old man, of Dromana, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, theft, and weapons and drug offences. He was remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday 1 May.

A second man, in his 20s, was arrested on unrelated matters and bailed to appear at the same court in June. Two other men in their 20s were also arrested as part of the burglary investigation. One was charged with aggravated burglary, while the other was released. He is expected to be charged on summons.

Detective Simpson said the quick arrests were also helped by the victims’ accurate descriptions of the missing items.

First published in the Mornington News – 1 May 2018

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