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RACV Great Vic luxury cycling holiday package winner
15 Dec 2016. Congratulations to Scott Lovell on winning the Anchors Port Campbell luxury holiday cycling package. Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre looks forward to working with Scott to start planning a sublime cycling holiday at the western end of the Great Ocean Road.
- As part of the prize package Scott will receive a choice of either: 2 nights for 2 at Anchors Port Campbell
- 1 night for 4 people at Anchors Beach House
A gourmet hamper including G.O.R.G.E chocolates, Apostle Whey Cheese and Newton’s Ridge Estate Wine is also included.
Scott will also receive free family bike hire to enjoy the Camperdown-Timboon rail trail courtesy of Crater to Coast Bike Hire.
Anchors Port Campbell have also put together a great value package for all RACV Great Vic riders, volunteers and Bicycle Network members.
To stay 3 nights and pay for 2 at Anchors Port Campbell or Anchors Beach House click here and unlock the special deal when booking by typing in GVBR16RETURN. Offer is valid for bookings from mid-February until September 2016.
Be sure to call into the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for local riding route information.
Police seek tacker suspect
15 June 2016. Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to in relations to the long series of tackings on popular Yarra Boulevard in Kew.
Boroondara Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identify the man and locate a vehicle following a series of criminal-damage incidents.
The incidents have been occurring over the past two years, with large amounts of 10–12mm "Paslode-style blue cuts tacks" being thrown on to Yarra Boulevard between the Studley Park Road overpass and the Chandler Highway exit.
Investigators have been given information that a man drove along the length of Yarra Boulevard, near the puncture repair station, several times on 1 December, 2015.
It’s believed he was driving a 2015 VW Polo Golf.
Just after 5.31am the man stopped at the puncture repair station and got out of the vehicle. He then tore the fencing off the post and removed the bike pump and plastic boxes.
Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify, along with a CCTV image of the vehicle in the hope someone can identify him.
They have also released images of a similar vehicle.
The man is believed to be aged in his mid-30s, perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, and was unshaven at the time and had a dark beard growing.
Police believe he may live locally as he was dressed in only a white singlet, shorts and no shoes.
Between 500-800 punctured tyres have been recorded in the area over the past two years, with some cyclists sustaining serious injuries as a result of the offence.
Repair costs to bike riders is also around $5000.
Police are urging cyclists to be vigilant when riding in the area and to report any suspicious activity.
Anyone who can identify the man of with further with information about the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or lodge a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Police seek bike crooks
13 June 2016. Police are hunting two bike riders in connection with a burglary in Northcote.
Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary from a secure underground car park last month.
Investigators have been told the burglary at the Heidelberg Road apartment building occurred about 3.45am on Tuesday 17 May.
It is believed that two men on bicycles gained entry to the secure underground car park via the residential hallway area.
The offenders spent about an hour searching through storage cages and looking into vehicles before taking a number of items.
Detectives have released images of two men they believe can assist with their enquiries.
Cops hunt bike theft gang
5 May 2016. Yarra Crime Investigation Unit members are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a burglary in Richmond earlier this month.
Police believe three men and a woman attended a basement car park on Stawell Street on 4 April about 2am.
Investigators believe a Grey Toyota Rav4 has entered the car park and driven around for about five minutes before driving back out.
Shortly after the group opened the garage door and entered the car park on foot.
Two of the men have used bolt cutters to cut a number of bicycle locks and steal four bicycles.
They have also broken into a number of cars and stolen clothing, car parts, a mobile phone, glasses, cash, sporting equipment and cash.
A number of cars were also damaged in the thefts.
Investigators have released images of the three men and woman they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries
One of the men is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 40s, about 180cm tall and grey hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing a yellow hi-vision jacket, long cargo shorts and brown slip-on shoes.
A second man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, about 175cm tall with blonde/reddish-coloured hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing a blue jumper with an Adidas logo, a blue and white cap and grey cargo pants.
A third man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, about 190cm tall with dark hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing a grey jumper, black shorts and a black cap.
The woman is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in her 20s, about 165cm tall with long dark hair. At the time of the offence she was wearing a khaki jacket with a furry hood pulled up, white jeans or pants and tan-coloured boots.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au