POLICE are investigating two burglaries after thieves smashed their way into two Warrnambool shops.
In the early hours of yesterday morning the offenders smashed a window in the front door of the Subway shop at the Homemaker Centre in Warrnambool east and stole the till float.
It was the same business attacked by burglars last Wednesday, when the Mortlake Road IGA petrol station was also broken into.
Police said the same offenders at Subway yesterday had then gone to Henna Street Video, smashed a window of the front door and stole a small amount of cash.
Detective Senior Constable Colin Ryan, of Warrnambool’s criminal investigation unit, said about 3am Warrnambool police were involved in a pursuit with a silver coloured Ford Telstar which was believed to be used in the burglaries.
The pursuit was stopped between Illowa and Tower Hill.
Portland police were later involved in a pursuit with the same vehicle but the chase was abandoned near Narrawong. The vehicle was found abandoned in Harders Street in Portland at 5am.
Anyone with any information on the burglaries has been urged to contact Warrnambool police on 5560 1333.