Male charged after Viewbank burglary

Friday 8 October 2021, 4:22am – 

Darebin Criminal Investigation Unit detectives have charged a male after a burglary in Viewbank last night.

It’s alleged the male entered a business premise on Robern Parade about 9.35pm and stole cigarettes, confectionary and cash before driving away in a stolen Toyota Hilux vehicle.

Local police, with the assistance of the Air Wing, tracked the vehicle to a nearby park where they arrested the male.

A 17-year-old Kingsbury boy has been charged with burglary, theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods and other offences and will appear in court at a later date.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at