Police arrest man after series of agricultural burglaries

Detectives from Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland Crime Investigation Unit have made an arrest in relation to a series of burglaries at agricultural stores over the last 10 weeks in the South-Western Victoria region.

It’s alleged the male gained access to the buildings by cutting through external cyclone fencing and then cutting into the building itself or forcing doors.

Large quantities of sheep and cattle drench products were stolen worth approximately $95,000.

Investigators arrested the man at an address on King Street in Portland about 8.30am on 29 June.

A subsequent search of the property uncovered allegedly stolen power tools.

The 38-year-old Portland man has been charged with burglary, theft and commit indictable offences whilst on bail.

The man has been remanded to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on 30 June.

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