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Two men arrested after $1.25 million worth of jewellery stolen

Friday 3 March 2023 1:05am

Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the alleged theft of more than $1.25 million worth of jewellery, during a burglary in December.

The rare items – which include gold and diamonds – were stolen from a residential address in the Eildon area sometime between 5.30-8.30pm on Saturday 17 December.

Investigators have been told the victim returned home about 8.30pm to find the offenders had gained access via a side door to the house and made off with the expensive items.

Alexandra Crime Investigation Unit detectives with the assistance of Shepparton CIU, Mitchell CIU, Eastern Region Crime Squad, the Dog Squad and local uniform branch members have executed five search warrants across Eildon and Thornton and seized a firearm and a quantity of cannabis about 6.30am on Friday, 3 March.

A 26-year-old Thornton man was arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.

A 32-year-old Eildon man was also arrested and has since been released pending further enquiries.

Investigations into the whereabouts of the stolen jewellery remain ongoing.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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Reviewed 03 March 2023