FOUR masked men tried to force their way into homes in Ellen and Gove streets, Springvale, about 2am on October 31, but were thwarted by the occupants. Of the four, who were seen driving a dark four-door Holden Crewman Cross 8 utility with a distinctive rear canopy, one was obese and wore black pants with white stripes, a dark grey jumper and red sneakers; another had slicked-back black hair and wore runners, a dark puffer jacket and blue or grey tracksuit pants; and a third, of medium build, wore black pants with white stripes, black gloves with yellow writing on them and a dark puffer jacket. All three of those men were believed to be caucasian.
A MAN, 52, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of directing a sexual act towards another person over incidents on the foreshore at Mentone and Brighton at the weekend. He was bailed to face Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court on November 17.
A SUSPICIOUS fire tore through an empty unit in Montgomery St, Maidstone, about 10.15pm on Monday. Inquiries were continuing.
A BURGLAR, believed to be aged in his late 20s or early 30s, stole soft drinks from a shed at the rear of a restaurant in Clayton Rd, Clayton, about 1.55am on October 29.
SHOTS were fired in Claremont St, South Yarra, about 4am yesterday, wounding at least one man. Bullets hit the first-floor window of an apartment. It is believed at least two men were in a dispute near a red hatchback. Forensics officers were examining bloodstains.
THE Special Operations Group arrested a man, 30, in Rowville yesterday morning over an armed robbery at a gaming venue in Stud Rd just after 8.45am on Monday. He has been charged with armed robbery and firearms offences.
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