Police detectives have arrested a 38-year-old Portland man 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 a King Street, Portland address about 8.30am today. He has been charged with burglary, theft and committing indictable offences whilst on bail.
A subsequent search of the property uncovered allegedly stolen power tools and he has been remanded to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, 30 June.