DON’T LEAVE DOOR OPEN TO CRIMINALS
Numerous reports are being made to police about burglaries on homes where the offenders have walked through an open or unlocked garage and then entered the house from an adjoining door. It's important to understand that many of the offenders committing these crimes are opportunistic by nature and if they see a chance to commit a crime and get away undetected, they will. Therefore, the importance of closing and locking not only your garage door/s but also any door that provides access to your home from the garage cannot be underestimated. Additionally, it is vital that all suspicious behaviour is reported to police on 131 444 so the appropriate action can be taken.- armed man threatened a person and stole their vehicle on June 4. About 2.45am, a 25-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle which was parked in Toorak Road Rivervale. An unknown man grabbed him through the open driver’s side window and pulled him from the car. Once out of the vehicle the victim noticed two other men nearby, both holding knives. The three men jumped into the victim’s 2004 white Holden Commodore, registration number 1BWP403, and drove off. The three men are all described as being in their mid to late 20s with olive skin. One offender was about 178cm tall with a medium build, blue eyes and short stubble on his face. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket and T-shirt, jeans and a white and black hat. The second offender was about 175cm tall with a slim build and was wearing a grey zip up jumper and jeans. The third offender was about 175cm tall with a medium build and was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, T-shirt and jeans. Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time or who saw any suspicious activity. Anyone who sees the stolen Commodore can call police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Belmont Senior Sergeant Peter Arancini