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Saturday, August 6, 2022

WYNDHAM: Stolen vehicle arrests

Detectives have charged two men after arresting them in an alleged stolen vehicle in Werribee South early on Wednesday morning (Jan. 19).

Detectives from Geelong first observed the allegedly stolen blue Nissan Qashqai travelling north at excessive speed on the Princes Fwy in Norlane shortly after 1am.

Police monitored the vehicle, with assistance from the Air Wing, before detectives from Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit successfully deployed a tyre-deflation device near Duncans Rd in Werribee South.

The vehicle came to a stop a short distance later where the two occupants were arrested without incident.

A 19-year-old Corio man has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft and possess a drug of dependence in relation this incident along with 15 charges relating to property offences in the Lara and Corio areas.

He was remanded to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

A 20-year-old Reservoir man has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and driving offences relating to the evade.

He was bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on June 15.

It is alleged the vehicle was stolen from an address in Mouth Martha.

The vehicle was earlier seen travelling in convoy with an allegedly stolen blue Nissan Pathfinder driven by an unknown man in East Geelong.

The Nissan is yet to be located and investigators are appealing for assistance to help locate it.