Police search for car in hunt for thieves

July 26, 2017

Crime Scene Police examine cars broken into on Benalla Road in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police are appealing for public help to track down thieves associated with a spate of crimes in Yarrawonga and Cobram.

The offenders responsible have been detected using the same vehicle, believed to a white Toyota Camry, to commit offences in Yarrawonga and Cobram in recent weeks and police believe the vehicle is likely to still be in the area.
The car was involved in the attempted robbery of a car wash at the United Service Station on the Murray Valley Highway at Yarrawonga at 3.20am Thursday and then driven to Benalla Road, Yarrawonga, where thieves broke into two vehicles parked at MI & KL Davis Plastering.
More than $3000 worth of items was stolen from the vehicles including a GPS system, subwoofer, sunglasses, Makita tools, Hilti screwdriver and interior LED lights.
Police are confident the vehicle is the same one used in robbery at the Murray Valley Highway car wash around 3.15am Monday, July 17 when a large amount of cash was stolen.
In both instances at the carwash the vehicle was caught on CCTV.
Police believe the same white Toyota Camry was used on July 13 in a petrol drive-off from the Yarrawonga Caltex Service Station around 9pm.
At that time the vehicle was sporting stolen number plates with the registration UGG-289 and was captured on CCTV.
The same car may also be linked to a break-in at the Caltex car wash in Cobram on June 24.
Police urged anyone with information on the vehicle or those who were driving it to come forward.
“Someone knows who is driving this car. Someone has seen it around and will know what’s going on,” a police spokesperson said.
Anyone who has recognises the vehicle, knows of its whereabouts or knows who may have been driving the vehicle, can call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or Cobram detectives on 0358 712 866.

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