Police attend Mortlake Cricket Club

UPDATE,  2pm: POLICE are seeking to identify youths suspected of breaking into the Mortlake Cricket Club rooms early Wednesday.

Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said offenders went to the rooms at the Mortlake Recreation Reserve at about 2.45am.

”The offenders have gone to the front of the building and attempted to force inwards a sliding window pane,” he said.

“The glass has been pushed slightly off its bottom track but has remained intact and no entry has been gained.” 

Detective Senior Constable Hughes said the offenders then smashed the next glass pane in the window creating a large hole through which entry was gained. 

“A loud audible alarm was triggered. A witness heard the alarm and soon after looked out of his house to see up to four  young persons running past, heading south along Officer Street. 

“He believes they were all male and appeared to be around 15 years of age.”

The detective said the suspects were wearing hooded tops. 

“The witness yelled out to the group, who continued running down the street, but did not get a clear enough view to identify any of the suspects,” Detective Senior Constable Hughes said. 

Crime scene officers examined the rooms and it appeared the cash register had been pulled apart and left on floor but no cash was on the premises to be stolen. 

Up to 50 cans of assorted alcohol mixed drinks were removed from a fridge, include cans of Wild Turkey, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club and Highland Scotch Whisky. 

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Warrnambool police CIU or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

10am: CRIME scene police officers are attending the Mortlake Cricket Club rooms after a break-in overnight Tuesday.

​Camperdown police Sergeant Andrew Raven said it believed that alcohol had been stolen from the rooms at D.C. Farran Oval after entry was forced.

Terang police are also seeking witnesses after a green Kawasaki 300cc motorbike was stolen from a Noorat farm on Thursday, October 6.

​Senior Constable Troy Wearne said the motorbike was believed to have been ridden through Terang at 3.30pm that day.

"It's understood the rider was not wearing a helmet," he said.

"We are hoping someone saw the rider and can identify that person. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Terang police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," he said.

The motorbike has since been recovered.

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