Police make arrest after series of thefts in eastern and southern suburbs

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man and a woman following a series of thefts in the vicinity of railway stations.

It’s alleged the offences started in November and continued up until this week in the following suburbs:

• Bayswater

• Belgrave

• Caulfield

• Clayton

• Croydon

• Gardenvale

• Glen Waverley

• Huntingdale

• Montmorency

• Murrumbeena

• Noble Park

• Ormond

• Ringwood

• Sandown Park

A 19-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both from Dandenong South, were arrested in Dandenong South by Transit Divisional Response Unit investigators today.

The man is expected to be charged with 51 offences including theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, evades and theft.

The woman is expected to be charged with multiple counts of handling stolen goods.

Transit Safety Division Inspector Andrew Gustke said Transit Safety Division polices the public transport network which is covered by CCTV.

“The message to anyone is that if your intention is to commit crime or anti-social behaviour in the vicinity of public transport, you will be caught by CCTV,” Inspector Gustke said.

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