Police hunting crooks after series of crimes across town

October 13, 2017

POLICE are appealing for help into a burglary and car theft in Echuca overnight Wednesday.

Sergeant Neil Hodson of Echuca police said thieves broke into Community Living and Respite Service’s op shop in Percy St and stole a credit card and personal papers.

They then used the credit card to buy $350 worth of petrol and food from a fuel station and Echuca McDonald’s between 6am and 7am yesterday.

‘‘We’re still looking for the offenders and are making inquiries into this,’’ Sgt Hodson said.

‘‘We’re also looking into CCTV from surrounding shops.’’

Sgt Hodson said a gold 2000 Commodore, valued at about $2000, was also stolen from the back of the Echuca Backpackers in High St between 7pm Wednesday and 7am yesterday.

Thieves also tried unsuccessfully to break into Evolve Accounting in Anstruther St the same night.

‘‘They quite possibly may all be related,’’ Sgt Hodson said.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to contact police on 54831500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

POLICE are also investigating a couple of burglaries in Echuca overnight Saturday.

Thieves entered the back door of a house in Darling St and stole a wallet from the bench.

A shed was also broken into at a property under construction in Pakenham St, and $1000 worth of tools were stolen.

Detective Sergeant Darren Dean of Echuca Criminal Investigation Unit appealed to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious that night to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Echuca police on 54831500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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