Burglary arrest



GEELONG police recently arrested a suspect over a spate of burglaries in Ocean Grove late last month.
Police arrested a 19-year-old Grovedale man at a Grovedale house on 31 May.
Sergeant Anthony Henderson, of Geelong CIU, said the man had been wanted in relation to a spate of burglaries in The Terrace on 24 May.
Ocean Grove Pizza and Pasta, Florence and Threads, Cenzo and Co, Uncle Jack’s and Oceans Secret all had their front windows smashed in that morning.
Despite causing hundreds of dollars in damage, the offenders only got away with small amounts of cash and a few items, according to staff.
Sgt Henderson said there had been a total of 13 burglaries that morning in Geelong and the Bellarine.
Police interviewed the Grovedale man and charged him with 40 counts of burglary allegedly committed at stores in the Surf Coast, Bellarine and Geelong.
The man was also charged with another 60 associated offences and remanded to appear before the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 1 June.
Police obtained CCTV footage of three people in a green Ford Fiesta from The Terrace burglaries on 24 May and are still on the hunt for two other suspects.
They have also recovered the car.