Swan Hill CIU charge man with 25 offences
Swan Hill Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a Creswick male with 25 offences following an investigation into a series of burglaries.
It is understood eight burglaries occurred between late March and early July in towns across Western Victoria, including Coleraine, Donald, Heywood, Stawell, Swan Hill, Timboon and Wendouree.
Detectives from across these areas were able to identify similarities between the burglaries, including vehicles being stolen with numberplates being changed, as well as a number of the stolen cars being later found abandoned and burnt out.
A combined effort from the Swan Hill CIU, Hamilton CIU and Ballarat Divisional Response Unit resulted in the execution of four search warrants on 5 August in Sebastopol and Mount Pleasant.
During the search warrant at one of the three addresses in Sebastopol, detectives seized a variety of evidence relating to the burglaries.