Stolen car in crime spree

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POLICE are investigating a series of ram raids in a stolen car in the Somerville area. The 2004 silver Ford ute was stolen from a house in Bellary Lane, Langwarrin, 5.30am, Wednesday 7 November. A man broke into a shed and stole tools as well as the keys to the car before driving it away.

The next burglary was at Woodleigh School, Frankston South, overnight Thursday 8 November when the ute was reversed into a shed door and tools stolen. The ute was then spotted in Simcox Street, Somerville, where the driver attempted two more ram raids. Both were unsuccessful.

Police are searching for a man described as 183cm, thin build, wearing dark clothes and white runners.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Mornington News – 20 November 2018

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