LISTEN | Police release audio of creepy messages left by serial stalker
Detectives have arrested a 68-year-old Bellbrae man and charged him with eight counts of stalking.
It comes after police released audio of the man allegedly leaving creepy voice mails on womens’ answering machines.
Investigators probed previously unsolved incidents of a similar nature and revealed that the man’s offending dated back to January 2014.
He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 1 November.
Police have released audio of phone messages left by a serial stalker in the hope someone may recognise his voice.
In the messages, a man can be heard apologising for the “terrible letter” he sent.
“I’m just ringing to apologise, I sent a terrible letter to you people and I’m deeply ashamed,” the man says.
“I just fantasize about you girls doing massages, I’m terribly sorry you won’t hear from me again.”
Fawkner detectives are investigating the series of inappropriate letters and phone calls in the Coburg, Torquay and Essendon areas, with the offender most recently making inappropriate phone calls to female staff members at the same businesses.
Since appealing for further information earlier this month, police say the man has sent a number of other letters and left further messages.
Fawkner Detective Senior Constable Paul Woods told Ross and John the man called from payphones and left messages on landline answering machines.
“We’re doing everything we can to try and identify this individual,” Snr Const. Woods said.
“The content of the letters is quite sexually explicit.”
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Anyone who recognises his voice is asked to contact police.