Shepparton detectives investigate overnight burglaries

Goulburn Valley Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a number of burglaries which occurred in Tatura overnight and in Shepparton over the weekend, Victoria Police say.

Three burglaries took place in Tatura with the burglars targeting various Casey Street businesses, a hardware store, a hairdressing salon and an automotive business.

Detectives believe a white Ford Courier Ute, registration QXN233, was stolen from a Shepparton address overnight and was used in the commission of these offences.

The offenders used hand tools to break windows at the front of the businesses in order to gain access.

Once inside, the offenders stole a sum of money, a till, a rubber mallet, an Apple IPod a Bluetooth speaker and a Sony digital camera.

Eight burglaries took place in Shepparton involving three storage sheds in Neptune Court, a netball club grounds room and automotive business in Mercury Drive, a residential home on Taig Avenue in Kialla, and a primary school on Grahamvale Road.

It is believed offenders used various means to enter the properties, cutting their way through fences and using a jemmy bar to force doors or windows.

Items stolen during the burglaries include money, alcohol, clothing, jewellery, tools and electronics.

Investigators have released CCTV footage featuring a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries into the Tatura Burglaries.

The stolen white Ford Courier Ute is still outstanding.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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