A 39 YEAR-OLD Geelong man has been remanded in custody in relating to thefts from four Camperdown building sites.
Detective Sergeant Andy Raven said the alleged thief targeted houses under construction on Bowyer Street in November and Bowen Street and Meiklejohn Street in December, along with a building site on Park Road, also in December.
“We had some great work carried out by some nearby residents to one of the properties who saw the man enter and leave and took a photo of the vehicle he was in,” he said.
“Combined with forensic analysis, we were able to identify the offender who was remanded in custody.
“He was also identified as being involved in similar offending on construction properties in the Geelong, Point Cook and Altona areas.”
Det Sgt Raven said the man was arrested in Geelong and would face the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on a date to be set in relation to various charges of theft.
“He had been taking things like tap ware, bathroom fittings, door handles and the like,” he said.