Stolen Mercedes set alight in Murrumbeena

Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for assistance from the public after a stolen car was set alight in Murrumbeena last month.

Police were called to Lysdon Street after reports of a car on fire on Monday 11 April about 10.40am.

Attending officers found a white Mercedes AMG wagon destroyed by the blaze but it had been internally stripped and was missing its bonnet, headlights and front bumper.

Enquiries revealed the car had been stolen from an address in Worthing Avenue in Burwood East about 1.50am on 11 April.

Witnesses have told police a man was seen working on the Mercedes shortly before the fire.

He has been described as having a thin build and was wearing a black hooded jumper, jeans and latex gloves.

He was seen getting into a blue BMW which was last seen headed east along Lysdon Street before turning onto Poath Road.

Police have released images of the BMW and a man who may be able to assist with their enquires along with CCTV of the fire.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.

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