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  • Rikki Lambert

Police see through paper number plates in Stawell arrest


Stawell police stopped a vehicle in western Victoria after determining the displayed number plates were not only false but, as it turned out, printed on paper.


The plot thickened from there, after the officers intercepted the Toyota Camry sedan just after 3am on Monday.


While officers were speaking with the driver the other occupant of the vehicle allegedly called triple-zero to report a fake “assault” nearby. The conniving duo's hopes were dashed as the reported incident was assigned to another unit, not the officers inspecting their vehicle.


Police searched the vehicle and located a quantity of cash along with other stolen items.


They also located medication belonging to a person residing in Robson Road.


Police attended the Robson Road address and confirmed an alleged aggravated burglary had taken place.


The victim of the burglary was not injured during the incident.


A 33-year-old Ararat woman and a 34-year-old Golden Point man have been arrested and are assisting police with their enquiries.

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