Shops raided for Lego

Police are investigating a number of thefts of Lego from toy stores in eastern metropolitan suburbs last week, Victoria Police say.

Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an attempted burglary at a store on South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne on 10 January between 6.10am and 6.20am.

It’s believed the unknown offender attempted to ram a rear door of the store before trying to force locks to two shipping containers.

The man failed to gain entry to the store or the shipping containers and left empty handed in a dark-coloured Nissan utility.

Knox Crime Investigation Unit are investigating a burglary at a Wantirna South toy store on 11 January about 7.20am.

It’s understood the unknown offender managed to manipulate a lock to the store inside a Burwood Highway shopping centre and stole two trolley loads of Lego before driving away in a black Nissan Navara utility.

Glen Eira Bayside Crime Investigation Unit are investigating following a ram raid at a Bentleigh East toy store the following morning.

It is believed a dark coloured Nissan Navara Ute reversed a makeshift ram into the front doors of a Centre Road toy store about 4.50am before driving off.

A man, believed to be the driver, returned to the store about ten minutes later.

He attempted to gain entry through the damaged door but failed and fled empty handed.

It’s believed the same man was involved in a theft from the store on Monday 9 January, just two days earlier, where a Lego toy set was stolen about 10am.

Investigators believe all incidents are linked.

Police have released CCTV and images of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries and a vehicle seen nearby at the time of the Knox incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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