Series of aggravated burglaries Pakenham to Mornington Peninsula

Detectives from the Southern Metro Crime Team are investigating following a series of aggravated burglaries stretching from Pakenham to the Mornington Peninsula over the weekend.

The incidents include:

• An aggravated burglary on Yarra Close, Pakenham where a

• an aggravated burglary on Nelson Road, Shoreham, about 4.20am where the offenders were disturbed by the occupants and fled empty handed on 1 July;

• a theft of a Volkswagen Golf station wagon, registration 1AY8ZX, from a Howard Street, Shoreham residence on July 1;

• two aggravated burglaries on neighbouring houses on Hull Road, Mount Martha, where car keys and a garage door remote were stolen before the offenders were disturbed and fled;

No injuries were reported as a result of the incidents.

About 1.45am on 2 June, police attempted to intercept the stolen Volkswagen after spotting it on Hull Road, Mount Martha.

The vehicle was followed to Peninsula Link when it fled at a high rate of speed.

Investigators have released an image of a similar vehicle in the hope that someone may be able to provide information on its current whereabouts.

Anyone who sights the champagne coloured Volkswagen Golf, registration 1AY8ZX, is urged to contact triple zero (000).

Detectives believe at least two offenders we present during the incidents, they are both perceived to be Caucasian in appearance and spoke with Australian accents.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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