Man arrested after allegedly driving with stolen plates

January 17, 2024 8:31 am in by
Photo: Victoria Police

A Ballarat man has been arrested after he was allegedly found driving unlicensed and with stolen plates on Monday afternoon.

Police stopped the Nissan Patrol in Elsworth Street West, with further investigation revealing the front and rear registration plates were different from each other and allegedly reported stolen by their owners.

A search of the car also uncovered an iPad, which police allege is suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

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The 32-year-old, who was wanted by police in relation to separate alleged petrol thefts in the Smythesdale and Creswick areas, had his ute impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1,445.

He is expected to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates Court at a later date.