Police arrest two after shopping centre burglary spree

Detectives from the Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit have arrested two men and executed warrants in the western suburbs of Melbourne after a series of burglaries in South Wharf last month.

The alleged burglaries occurred on eight storage cages at the South Wharf shopping centre between 1 March and 17 March where the value of the stolen property was in excess of $1.2 million.

The two men were arrested at a licensed venue in Southbank on Thursday morning and warrants executed at their addresses in Mickleham and Hillside shortly after.

Detectives seized clothing, jewellery, shoes and miscellaneous items that were allegedly stolen from the burglaries.

A 39-year-old man Mickleham man has been charged with 50 offences including burglary, theft, criminal damage, possessing proceeds of crime and drug offences.

A 39-year-old Hillside man has been charged with 50 offences including burglary, theft, criminal damage, possessing proceeds of crime and drug offences.

Both were remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 9 July.

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