Investigation continues into grenade explosion in Lalor

Detectives from the Echo Taskforce have released an image of a man they wish to speak to after a grenade was thrown at a house in Lalor last November, Victoria Police say.

Emergency services were called to the property on the corner of Yuonga Court and Edgars Road just before 2.30am on Sunday, 19 November 2017.

It’s believed a man drove up to the property in a dark coloured, late 90s to early 2000s Toyota ute and parked in Yuonga Court.

He then threw a grenade at the property before running behind a parked vehicle in Yuonga Court to watch the explosion.

The man has then gotten into his vehicle and driven out of the court, before returning to the scene a short time later.

The grenade has since been identified as a Yugoslavian made M52 hand grenade.

The explosion impacted on the front of the property and caused significant damage to the building and several parked cars.

No one inside the property at the time was injured, including a woman and her infant child sleeping in the front room.

Investigators believe the attack was targeted and is linked to ongoing feuds between a number of Middle Eastern organised crime groups.

A number of people came out on to the street after the explosion and it’s believed the offender stayed at the location for some time before leaving in his vehicle.

Detectives have been able to put together a digital composite image of a man they wish to speak to and are appealing for anyone with information about the man or who saw the vehicle in the area at the time to come forward.

Information can also be provided to police confidentially.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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