Crime scene officers in Portland to conduct forensic tests

FOUR men stole cash after entering a Portland home and a number of cars were broken into overnight mid this week.

​Sergeant Gavin Slade said that it was believed the men entered the Otway Street home either overnight Wednesday or Thursday.

They took $250 from a wallet.

Four unlocked cars were also entered overnight Wednesday or Thursday in the Otway, Clarke and Calvert streets area.

Sergeant Slade said police were unsure if residents were home when the intruders entered the property or how they gained entry to the house.

"Crime scene officers attended and we are waiting on the results of forensic tests," he said.

"Anyone with information, or who saw anything suspicious in that area, is requested to contact the Portland police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," he said.