Colac police arrest youth after Portland break-ins

A THIRD person has been arrested and will be charged with brazen daylight home burglaries in Portland late last month.

A ​17-year-old male teenager was arrested in Colac, interviewed and will be charged on summons.

​A man and woman were previously charged in relation to the same incidents involving break-ins at Kauri Crescent and Waratah Crescent homes on the afternoon of Sunday, October 29.

Both homes were unoccupied at the time of the break-ins with the residents out visiting people.

At Kauri Crescent four iPads, a handbag and credit card were stolen while at Waratah Crescent cash, medication and war memorabilia were removed from the home.

At Waratah Crescent the resident is a World War II veteran and was in hospital at the time of the burglary, with a significant amount of highly sentimental war memorabilia stolen, including jewellery.

Some of the stolen goods have been recovered.