Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a Lysterfield service station that is believed linked to an attempted ATM theft in Dandenong last month.
Two male offenders forced their way into the Lysterfield Road servo about 5.40am on 5 July.
Both men stole a number of confectionary items before fleeing.
Police believe the pair also tried to steal an ATM from a market on Clow Street about 3am the following day.
They were unsuccessful and left the scene empty-handed.
Investigators have released photos and CCTV of two men they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries, along with pictures of the Mercedes.
The first offender is perceived to be Caucasian, tall with a thin build, large nose and has dark features.
He was wearing a black jacket, dark jeans and black and white shoes
The second offender was described as having a solid build and had his face covered with a surgical mask.
He was wearing a camouflage hoodie, blue over black jacket, dark pants and tan footwear.
On this occasion, the offenders are using a blue early to mid-90s E-Class W210 Mercedes Benz with no front bonnet ornament.
Police are also releasing a photo of two men from the Dandenong attempted burglary.
The white Toyota Hilux utility used during the Dandenong burglary hasn’t yet been located.
Anyone who recognises the men or the vehicle or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Extracted in full from: https://www.miragenews.com/burglars-strike-twice-in-melbourne-s-south-east/