Police arrest four after series of tool thefts

Detectives from the Vehicle Crime Team at the Frankston Crime Investigation Unit have been investigating a large series of tool thefts in the Carrum Downs, Frankston, Langwarrin and Skye areas over the last six weeks.

Several search warrants were executed yesterday at residential properties in Mount Waverley, Croydon, Ashwood, Berwick and a storage facility in Rowville.

During the warrants police seized multiple items including an allegedly stolen vehicle and trailer, number plates, two firearms, over 100 power tools, two laser hair removal machines, allegedly stolen identifications, a commercial quantity of drugs and a large quantity of cash.

Three men and a woman were arrested and charged overnight.

A 33-year-old Mount Waverley man has been charged with handle stolen goods, possess drugs, prohibited person possess firearm and theft of motor vehicle.

A 42-year-old Mount Waverley man has been charged with handle stolen goods, prohibited person possess weapon, possess drugs of dependence and theft of motor vehicle.

A 24-year-old Croydon man has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, traffick a commercial quantity of drug of dependence and possess proceeds of crime.

A 39-year-old Berwick woman has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, traffick a commercial quantity of drugs, possess proceeds of crime and possess drugs of dependence.

All have been remanded in custody to appear before the Frankston Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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