Charges over Mitre 10 raids

Police nabbed two men over two break-ins in two days at Monbulk Mitre 10.

Yarra Ranges CIU recovered seven Weber Q barbecues and three nail guns with accessories that were allegedly stolen from the Monbulk Road store on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 February.

They charged a 19-year-old Silvan man, who was bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 12 July, and had a 24-year-old Mooroolbark man in custody awaiting charges.

The charges for both men related to the Mitre 10 incidents and another at Alpine Mowers in Monbulk.

While investigating, police also arrested a 25-year-old man of no fixed address.

They allegedly discovered he was carrying 30 grams of the illicit drug known as ice and a handgun.

Police charged him with trafficking a drug of dependence and possessing a handgun.

He was remanded in custody until 6 March.

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