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North Richmond resident’s car allegedly stolen and found in Melton

A North Richmond resident has told Tom Elliott her car was stolen this morning and found smashed up more than 40 kilometres away.

Sheila, who lives in York Street, told Tom Elliott she woke up this morning to glass all over the ground outside her house.

“My car, (a 1996 Honda Accord) was stolen this morning, I live very close to the injecting room,” she said.

“The police were very good, I got a call from them saying they’d found it in Melton.

“He smashed the back window to get in, and ‘hot-wired’ it I think is the expression, and broke all the steering column.”

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Victoria Police issued 3AW Drive with the following statement:

A man has been arrested after an allegedly stolen car was located in Brookfield this morning (1 August).
It is alleged the Honda Accord sedan was taken from a property on York Street, Richmond sometime between 5pm yesterday and 4am this morning.
The car was found on Bangalay Drive about 8am with a 21-year-old man inside.
The Braybrook man was arrested at the scene and has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, handle/receive stolen goods, going equipped to steal and possess prohibited weapon.
He was bailed to appear at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 16 November.

(The photo above is not of Sheila’s car, it was snapped by her neighbour after they discovered her car was missing)