Police are investigating a number of thefts in Melbourne and Geelong.

At about 12.00pm on August 17 an opportunistic offender stole an unlocked vehicle from outside a property on Sydney Road in Coburg, which was used in a petrol theft at a Portarlington Road service station in Newcomb at about 10.00am the following day.

The same vehicle collided with a boom gate in an underground carpark in Melbourne’s CBD at about 5.00pm on the same day, causing damage.

Photos have been releaed of a male police believe will be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Brunswick Police on 8378 6000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Extracted in full from: https://www.bay939.com.au/news/local-news/121847-stolen-car-used-in-geelong-petrol-theft