Police bust thieves


Police bust thieves

STOLEN property was recovered by police from Leongatha’s Crime Tasking Unit in recent weeks.

The stolen goods were discovered after a search warrant was executed at a Leongatha home last Tuesday, February 2.

Drugs and several items of stolen property – identified as taken from the Leongatha area – were found.

A 25 year old man was charged and bailed to appear at the Korumburra Magistrate’s Court.

More stolen property was recovered before the end of January.

Following a spate of thefts from cars, a 24 year old Leongatha man was arrested on January 29.

Stolen power tools and a quantity of drugs were also seized.

The man was charged and bailed to appear at Korumburra Magistrate’s Court.

Another 24 year old was also charged in relation to the stolen property.

Police are still seeking the owners of some of the property recovered. Distinctive items include a children’s soft monkey toy and various wallets, purses, small electronic devices and tradesmen’s tools.

Victim Rachel Cameron was disappointed after her son’s stolen property was not retrieved.

Ms Cameron’s eight year old son Indie left his Nintendo DS console inside the car on January 8 and it, along with a DS game, were stolen from a car during the day.

“We were parked outside the Leongatha cinema for a short time during the day. Following that my car was parked in my driveway on Jeffrey Street,” Ms Cameron said.

“The console and games were a Christmas present from Santa so he did not have them for very long. We are simply asking for whoever took it to please return it.

“It has a pin code with my contact details in it. So if it is found, please contact me.”

If you have any information to assist police with locating owners to these items, please contact the Crime Tasking Unit at the Leongatha Police Station on 5662 2285.

Several drug warrants were also executed in South Gippsland during the past week.

Cannabis plants, cannabis, ice and other drug items were seized as a result of these raids.

Police wish to thank the public for providing information to assist current investigations.

The public is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the internet if they have information crime or suspicious activity.


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