Number plates were stolen from 14 cars during a vandalism spree in Warrnambool on Saturday.
Sergeant Rob McKellar, of Warrnambool police, said only one plate was removed from each of the cars between midnight and 8am. The cars targeted were parked either in driveways or on the street around the Fletcher Jones area.
Sergeant McKellar said he was unsure of thieves’ motives, but said they may be planning to use the plates in petrol station drive-offs.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.