Maidstone theft and deceptions

Maribyrnong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are hoping to identify two women following a theft from a vehicle and subsequent deception in Maidstone last month.

Investigators believe unknown offenders broke into a silver Mercedes van parked on Foreman Way between 9pm on 17 October and 1.40am on 18 October.

The offenders stole a laptop, cameras, tools, a wallet and other items during the incident.

Shortly after, two women used a credit card stolen during the theft to purchase items from a service station on Gordon Street in Footscray about 2am.

Hours later, the same women used the stolen credit card at another service station on Ballarat Road in Maidstone about 6.10am.

Detectives have released images of two women who they believe can assist with their investigation.

The first woman is believed to be aged 35-years with black hair and was wearing a black Adidas zip-up jacket and black pants.

The second woman is believed to be aged 35-years and was wearing a black zip-up jacket with a pink hood, black pants and a white Adidas cap.

Anyone who recognises the women or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.

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