Mortlake police hunt batteries thief

Externally fitted batteries, valued about $1000, were stolen from trucks at Mortlake's Shadwell Drive industrial estate.

Externally fitted batteries, valued about $1000, were stolen from trucks at Mortlake's Shadwell Drive industrial estate.

TEN batteries have been stolen from Mortlake’s Shadwell Drive industrial estate.

The externally fitted batteries, valued about $1000, were stolen from trucks and were tested and had wiring cut before being removed.

Security camera footage appears to show a man in his 30s who may be able to help police with their investigations.

Anyone with information should contact Mortlake police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, Mortlake police are expected to charge a man in his 30s for using someone else’s bank card at automatic teller machines to obtain about $1000.

First Paul Constable Fiddaman said the man was arrested at a Mortlake address following a three-month investigation.

He is alleged to have been filmed by a security camera using the card.

He will be charged on summons to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. 

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