October 3rd, 2016
Kingston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following two car thefts today.
A white Toyota Hilux ute was stolen from Dingley Village early this morning.
The ute was driven to a shopping centre carpark on Nepean Highway in Cheltenham about 1.30pm.
The three occupants dumped the ute and approached a nearby vehicle.
One of the men, who had his face covered, pulled the male driver from his Gold 2010 Toyota Yaris and stole his mobile phone.
All three men got into the Yaris and drove away leaving the man shaken but uninjured.
It is believed the offenders have stolen a set of number plates nearby and continued driving.
The stolen plates have registration number 1CE 6TU.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au