Police investigate Sunshine North aggravated burglary

By Tate Papworth

Brimbank detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary in Sunshine North during which a BMW was stolen and used to steal petrol earlier this month.

A thief broke into a Cumberland Street house while the two occupants were asleep about 6.45am on Sunday, February 2.

After searching the property, a male offender stole driver’s licences, bank cards, house keys and car keys before taking off in the victim’s 2007 grey BMW, registration AAA 373.

The offender was wearing a grey hoodie, camouflage face mask, black baseball cap, black shorts and green/black gloves.

Investigators have released an image of a man who they believe can assist with their inquiries.

The following day, the man attended a Ballarat Road service station in Maidstone about 7.45pm and filled up the vehicle before leaving without paying.

During the petrol drive-off the offender was wearing a black jacket with a red/white motif, navy blue tracksuit pants, black and white runners and a black baseball cap.

Anyone who recognises the man or has further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.