THIEVES looking for cash are believed responsible for a number of break-ins across Foster’s business district in the early hours of last Sunday morning. It is believed that the break-ins occurred between 2am and 4.30am.
Businesses targeted include Ahern’s Fruit Market, Foster Bowls Club, Foster Community House, Foster RSL, Mrs Devo’s Country Kitchen and Dino the Butcher. Small amounts of cash were taken from some of the businesses.
The reports of the break-ins came in early and a crime scenes officer from Wonthaggi Criminal Investigation Unit was quickly on the scene.
Bass Coast CIU is investigating these burglaries, as well as a break-in at the nursery at Fish Creek, which occurred overnight last Thursday. Again, it appears that cash was the target.
POLICE are trying to locate witnesses to two separate incidents in recent weeks.
The first involved a trail bike being ridden on the Rail Trail between Dorans Road and Grip Road. Police want to speak to anyone who has heard or seen a trail bike on the trail since February 26. They also want to speak to anyone who may have seen a collision on the rail trail involving a trail bike at about 8pm on Monday March 2.
In the second incident, police want to speak to anyone who witnessed an orange coloured vehicle being driven erratically between Fish Creek and Foster between 8.30 and 9.00 am on Tuesday March 3. Police would especially like to speak to anyone that may have had to take evasive action to avoid this vehicle.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact Senior Constable Delaney at the Toora police station on 5686 2485.
Drink Driver at Prom
A BREATHTESTING site was set up at Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory National Park last Saturday. At about 4pm police tested a 61-year-old St Arnaud driver and because he gave a positive reading he was conveyed to Foster police station for an evidentiary breath test. That resulted in a reading of .057 and the man was issued with a penalty notice, including a fine of $443 and ten demerit points.
AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman from Toora was caught driving the wrong way entering the South Gippsland Highway from Foster on February 26. She has been interviewed regarding reckless conduct endangering life and other offences and will receive a summons to attend court.
House Fire at Port Albert
POLICE from Wellington CIU are investigating a fire which occurred at Port Albert in the early hours of last Friday morning, extensively damaging a house and putting a man in his 30s in hospital. He was taken to hospital in Melbourne with severe burns.
A GIRL’S bike has been handed into the police station at Foster. It was found in Pioneer Street, Foster in the last two weeks and can be claimed at the station upon identification by the owner.