Tag Archives: car theft

Dumbass Car Thief Leaves Mobile Phone In Dumped Car

May 17th, 2016 A man who stole a car from a Melbourne garage earlier this month may have left behind the best clue police could hope for – a photo of himself. On May 1st, a red Alfa Romeo was … Continue reading

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Car Jacking In Cheltenham

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 … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S HIGGS IN THE CAN – Wednesday May 1 2013

– It was supposed to be a straightforward armed robbery when John William Samuel Higgs and his three mates bailed up a West Meadows chicken farmer called Vincent Dugan. The gang surprised the farmer outside his home around 9:50pm on … Continue reading

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PULP FICTION CHEVY FOUND – Sunday April 28 2013

– The classic Chevrolet convertible featured in the acclaimed movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ has been found 19 years after it was stolen. The 1964 Chevrolet Malibu, owned by the movie’s director Quentin Tarantino, was recovered in the San Francisco Bay Area … Continue reading

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POLICE CRACKDOWN AIMS TO AVERT ALL-OUT GANG WAR – Thursday March 7 2013

– A falling out between Toby Mitchell and Lebanese members of the Bandidos has sparked fears of a war between the gang and the Hells Angels. Several Lebanese crime figures associated with the Bandidos are believed to have been recruited … Continue reading

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING INCIDENT – Tuesday January 8 2013

– A 24-year-old Footscray man has been arrested after a police shooting early on Monday morning in which two officers shot at a stolen car that was speeding towards them. The drama occurred at 12:40 am in Maribyrnong, in the … Continue reading

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POLICE FIRE AT VEHICLE – Tuesday January 8 2013

– The driver of a stolen car shot at several times by police as the vehicle sped at them was arrested last night. Special Operations Group officers swooped on a 24-year-old Footscray man at a Melton address about 8:10 pm. … Continue reading

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CURFEW HITS CAR CRIMS – Monday January 7 2013

– Car thieves and people caught stealing from cars are being put on strict curfews under a zero-tolerance initiative by Geelong police. The Geelong Theft from Motor Vehicles Unit was set up three weeks ago in response to a rapid … Continue reading

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ICE SCOURGE ON RISE – Saturday December 1 2012

– The aggressive drug ice and huge increases in reports of family violence and assaults are behind an extra 27,000 crimes committed in Victoria in the past year. Drug offences have jumped a worrying 20.7%, assaults have shot up 14.2%, … Continue reading

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GANGS SPARK CAR THEFT CRISIS – Friday November 30 2012

– Gangland detectives have been called into the fight against spiralling levels of car theft in Victoria. The state’s Organised Motor Vehicle Theft Squad will be merged with the Santiago Taskforce in a significant escalation of the battle against syndicates … Continue reading

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