The Round-up

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An unwelcome surprise

A 29-year-old male was arrested on 31 January for burglary in Chirnside Park.

Police said the incident occurred on 29 January when residents arrived to their Park Valley Drive home to find an unknown car on their property.

The victims allegedly confronted the offender before he got back into his car, rammed the victim’s car and then reversed over the garden and through a wooden fence.

Pushbikes were stolen however, they have since been retrieved.

The offender was identified by items left at the scene and is on bail until 25 March.

Carjacking at gunpoint

A carjacking at United service station in Yarra Glen saw a victim held at gunpoint on 1 February.

Investigators believe the victim was inflating tyres before being approached by a male.

The male allegedly put a handgun to the victims head before striking the victim and demanding their car.

Police said the offender left without the car but went on to steal a golf buggy from a nearby business – the buggy was then recovered in Coldstream.

The victim was left with minor injuries.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Firearms stolen

Firearms were stolen from a home in Yarra Glen between 1 February and 3 February.

Police believe the offender got into a garage under a house and removed a gun safe which also contained cash.

The total value stolen was $11,600.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Icecream and lollies

Macclesfield Primary School was broken into between 31 January and 1 February.

Investigators said offenders targeted the canteen and stole ice cream and lollies and smashed a guitar.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Operation Safe East

Victoria Police are set to ramp up their visible presence at railway stations and bus terminals in the eastern suburbs as part of Operation Safe East.

The operation, led by acting sergeant Hide, started patrols last week and is focusing on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

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