Four people allegedly used a stolen car to smash their way into two Wallan service stations before fleeing with cash and a cigarette lighter display.
According to the Eyewatch – Mitchell Police Service Area Facebook page, the ram raid style burglaries took place at the BP and Shell service stations between 1 and 2am on July 16.
Detective Senior Constable Tim Feben said the group allegedly used a stolen white Nissan Navara to ram doors at both service stations to gain entry.
Two women and a man went inside to look for items of value while the other man remained in the driver seat.
He said the group allegedly took a small amount of money from the till at the BP and a BIC cigarette lighter display stand from the Shell service station.
A stolen Nissan Navara was also allegedly used in an attempted theft at Essendon Fields on July 12 at about 4pm.
CCTV allegedly shows a woman who was wearing similar shoes and clothing to the woman depicted in the CCTV footage at the service station burglaries.
Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Mitchell CIU on 5735 0200.
Extracted in full from: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/wallan-ram-raids-petrol-stations-targeted-by-thieves-in-stolen-car/news-story/a6456adeaae3db8fa8db8e4cf6c17983