Overnight burglaries at Ocean Grove


BURGLARS have again targeted Ocean Grove stores in two overnight burglaries this month.
Two people broke into Pretty’s Prime Cuts at 3am on 4 April.
Store manager Shaun Gallagher said the pair were recorded on CCTV footage, but did not manage to steal anything.
“They broke in, had a look around and left,” he said.
In a callous act, the plastic Guide Dogs Victoria dog was again stolen from Coles at 12.30am the same morning.
Store manager Vignesh Raj said the burglars “would have been lucky to get a few dollars”, after some pre-emptive thinking by the store’s management.
They called up the charity asking them to collect the money on 29 March, after burglars attempted to steal the plastic dog overnight during Easter.
He said they failed during the Easter attempt, as the container was chained. This time – though the burglars succeeded – they left with an almost empty container.
“It’s pretty sad them taking the dog seeing as it’s for a community charity,” Vignesh said.
Sergeant Michael Knight said police were investigating the burglaries and that they could be related.
A bakery in Barwon Heads was also broken into the same morning.
Sgt Knight asked anyone with information to call Bellarine police on 5256 2698 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.