Proactive policing at a Bulleen shopping centre resulted in four people being found in a stolen car.
Police were patrolling the shopping centre car park about 8am on 9 October when they ran checks on a suspicious vehicle and discovered it had been stolen from Glen Waverley address.
Four people were found inside the car and subsequently arrested.
A 25-year-old Patterson Lakes man was charged with theft of motor vehicle and has been bailed to appear at Heidelberg Magistrates Court on 5 March, 2021.
Another male, a female and a female youth were all released pending further enquiries
Anyone with information in relation to the incident that could assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.