Wangaratta man charged over $40,000 spree

A WANGARATTA man was last night charged with 15 burglaries, committed in less than a month that netted $40,000.

Police arrested a man, 28, at an Inchbold Street home early yesterday.

Detective Sen-Constable Paul Campbell said police had seized goods in an Inchbold Street house and a house in Caraselle Avenue. The goods were stolen from five homes and 10 businesses.

He said cash was stolen from a hairdressing salon, a restaurant and two butcher shops while $26,000 of spray paint was stolen from one business and $8000 in spray equipment and auto parts from another.

Sen-Constable Campbell said iPads, phones and cash were taken from homes during daylight break-ins.

A man was charged with more than 30 offences of burglary and theft last night. He was waiting to appear before a bail justice to determine whether he would be remanded or bailed to appear before the Wangaratta Magistrates’ Court.