THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
Two arrested after crime spree
A HIGH number of thefts follow on from the previous weekend when more than 50 incidents were reported.
Over one night this week, there were 22 incidents in Highton and a further four in Belmont.
Another three occurred in Highton over the following days.
Eight reports involved attempted thefts only, and in many cases the thieves smashed a window to enter the vehicle. In a similar number of cases, no visible force was identified. Police have arrested two offenders over the incidents.
Other multiple thefts were recorded in Geelong, Norlane/Corio, Bell Park, Lara, Colac and Whittington.
Eleven incidents involved the theft of number plates. place from Thursday to Saturday.
Thieves targeted sheds or garages on five occasions. A holiday home and a farm building were also hit.
Six crimes involved entry via unlocked doors or windows. Items stolen included building and power tools, jewellery, audio equipment and household electrical items.