Charges laid after stolen car found in Coldstream


Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following the theft of a vehicle with a child inside in Dandenong on 24 July.

It’s alleged a black Kia Carnival was stopped on Cleeland Street in Dandenong about 3.25pm, the driver got out of the car to speak to another motorist.

A man jumped into the car and drove off with the toddler still in the backseat.

The two-year-old boy was located a short time later at a supermarket in Ferntree Gully about 4.35pm and was not injured during the incident.

The vehicle was located abandoned in Coldstream about 7pm last night by a member of the public.

Police arrested a man in Dandenong about 3pm on Tuesday, 25 july.

The 24-year-old Dandenong man has been charged with child stealing, theft of motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

He will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.