Burnt-out car found in Rosedale linked to Leongatha robbery

Police have released images of the two people police believe stole times from a Leongatha jewellery store in February.

Police have released images of the two people police believe stole times from a Leongatha jewellery store in February.

A BURNT-OUT car found in Rosedale has been linked to a burglary in Leongatha.

Detectives from the Bass Coast Crime Investigation Unit are asking for public assistance to help solve the burglary, which occurred in February.

Investigators have been told a black Lexus SUV was stolen from a property on Dunbar Grove in Churchill about 2.30am on February 15.

The car was then seen at a jewellery store on Bair St, Leongatha, about 2.45am on February 21.

Two people exited the Lexus and approached the front of the store.

One of the offenders was wearing a disposable orange jumpsuit and armed with a sledge hammer. He smashed through the glass front door and both offenders entered the premises and stole watches, pearls and other jewellery.

The pair then fled the store and were last seen driving off in the SUV.

The second offender was wearing a grey beanie and navy tracksuit pants.

The vehicle was located burnt out off Rices Rd, Rosedale, on February 27.

Investigators have released CCTV footage and images of two people that they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.

Anyone with information has been asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report.

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