No ‘soft targets’ here


A 32-YEAR-OLD man was arrested overnight by the Geelong High Volume Crime Team and Bellarine Police in relation to recent burglaries at Portarlington Newsagency, Drysdale Post office and Mitre 10 Wallington.
“This is an excellent result for the Bellarine Community and great quick work by the Geelong Detectives and Bellarine uniform members,“ Bellarine Police Station Commander Shane Madigan said.
“Police ask that traders remain consistent with leaving ‘No cash on premises’ and leave the empty cash till at the front door in full view of thieves considering breaking in. The Bellarine Community refuses to be seen as a soft target for thieves and we thank the Bellarine Community for remaining vigilant and providing information to police and Crime Stoppers.”
Stolen items to the value of $40,000 were recovered and the man has been remanded in custody.