Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged impersonation of police officers incident in Whittington yesterday.
A 47-year-old Corio man was arrested following a warrant at a premises earlier today.
He’s been charged with robbery, false imprisonment, home invasion, impersonate police officer, theft of motor car and other offences.
He will appear at the Geelong Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
The charges relate to an alleged incident where the occupants of a black Mazda, a woman and three men, stopped on Solar Drive about 8am on Monday, 20 March.
The group allegedly approached two men, identified themselves as police officers, searched the pair then stole their mobile phones and wallets.
They fled the scene and allegedly attended an address on Orbit Street about 9am, where they told occupants they were police before entering.
The group allegedly ransacked the premises and stole two cars, mobile phones and cash.
A 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, also from Corio, were arrested in Norlane yesterday.
They were charged with robbery, false imprisonment, home invasion, impersonate police officer, theft of motor car and other offences.
They appeared at Geelong Magistrates’ Court today and have been remanded to next appear on 20 June, 2023.
All three cars have been recovered in the area.
The investigation is ongoing.