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Man arrested after crime spree in Ballarat and Melbourne

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Detectives have arrested a 30-year-old man after he allegedly went on a crime spree between October and December last year across Ballarat and Melbourne’s south east.

Police tried to arrest him on Monday but he tried to flee from police and resisted arrest, he suffered injuries and was transported to hospital under police guard.

The arrest relates to a number of different incidents: 

• An aggravated burglary at Richards Street, Ballarat East on 16 October 

• The theft of a Jeep Grand Cherokee from the Kilsyth Football Oval on November 25

• The theft of petrol at a service station on Cranbourne-Frankston Road, Langwarrin 25 November

• A burglary at fast-food restaurant on Station Street, Koo Wee Rup on November 28. Five hundred dollars in cash, 2 reams of paper and a slab of coke was stolen

• A burglary at a fast-food restaurant on the Burwood Highway, Belgrave on November 29 where $1500 was stolen

• A burglary at Jolley Road, Tonimbuk on December 16 where a white 2018 Mercedes Benz wagon was stolen

• The theft of petrol at a service station on South Road, Moorabbin on December 16

• The theft of petrol at a service station on Point Nepean Road, Tootgarook on December 17

• The theft of petrol at a service station on Dandenong-Hastings Road, Lynbrook on December 17

• A burglary at a hotel on Stoney Creek Road, Beaconsfield Upper on December 18

• The theft of petrol at a service station on Springvale Road, Springvale on December 18

• A burglary at Armytage Road, Officer on December 18 where a firearm safe was stolen along with the keys to the safe and set of car keys

• The theft of petrol at a service station on the Gippsland Highway, Lynbrook on December 18