Vehicle Crime Squad detectives have charged two people as part of an ongoing investigation into the organised theft of luxury vehicles in the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Police were conducting a targeted patrol in the Box Hill area when they spotted an allegedly stolen Audi Q7 about 3.30pm on 14 July.
The Audi was intercepted and its occupants, a 38-year-old woman and 29-year-old man, both from Narre Warren, were taken into custody.
Following the arrest, detectives executed a search warrant at a residence Hay Street, Box Hill South where a second vehicle, a quantity of drugs and documents were seized.
Both were interviewed in relation to the alleged theft of 6 vehicles including a Hyundai Elantra, an Audi A5, Audi Q7, Porsche Macan, Range Rover, Mercedes G63, and the attempted theft of a BMW i8.
The combined value of the vehicles is more than $850,000.
The Narre Warren man has been charged with five counts of handle stolen goods, obtain property by deception, commit indictable offence while on bail, and possess a traffickable quantity of drugs of dependence.
He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.
The Narre Warren woman was charged with handle stolen goods, possess a drug of dependence, commit indictable offence on bail.
She will appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court today.
Anyone with information regarding the organised theft of motor vehicles is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au