Series of burglaries committed in Portland’s Percy Street

UPDATE, Friday, 8.15am: A PORTLAND man has been arrested and charged with 10 offences after a series of burglaries in the city earlier this week.

Daniel Leggett, 37, of no fixed address, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court late on Thursday for a bail/remand hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court again on February 12.

His charges include attempted burglaries, burglary, theft, criminal damage, breaching bail and going equipped to steal.

Thursday: PORTLAND police detectives are examining security camera footage and waiting for the results of forensic tests to try an identify an offender.

Detective Senior Constable Jarrod Anderson, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said that at 4.30am on Monday a series of crimes were committed in the Percy Street area of Portland.

He said an offender unsuccessfully tried to gain entry to the Portland Seaview Real Estate office in Percy Street.

“He then broken into a car at the back of the shop, but it is not believed anything was taken from that vehicle,” he said.

“The offender has then gone into sheds nearby and broken into one shed and smashed the rear window of a car before entereing a second shed where he stole tools.

“He went to a nearby business and broke in but again it is believed nothing was stolen.”

Detective Senior Constable Anderson said an attempt to get into a vacant shop was also unsuccessful.

He requested that anyone with information ab​out the identity of the offender contact the Portland police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.