Police Investigate cigarette burglaries Melbourne

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:15

Police have released CCTV as they continue to investigate a series of cigarette burglaries across Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs last month.

In the first incident, two male offenders forced their way into a supermarket on Princes Domain Drive in Hallam on 29 November shortly after 1.30am.

The pair were unable to access the cigarettes cabinets and fled empty-handed.

Half an hour later the burglars targeted a shop on Balmoral Avenue in Springvale.

They again left unsuccessfully after being unable to access the cigarettes.

Undaunted by their two previous fails, the pair tried for a third time and targeted a Clarinda supermarket at the corner of Bourke Road and Viney Street about 2.15am.

The men used a crowbar to force open the front doors before they gained access to the cigarette drawers and a smoke security device went off.

The pair fled the scene with a large quantity of cigarettes and drove away in a black Mazda 3 hatchback.

Investigators have released CCTV footage of a car and two men they believe will be able to assist with their enquiries.

One male is perceived as being of Caucasian appearance, 173cm tall with a medium build.

He was wearing a navy, green and white jumper and grey track suits.

The other male is perceived as being of Caucasian appearance, 183cm tall with a solid build.

He was wearing a grey jacket and black pants.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor





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