Charges over church burglaries

 Police charged two men over a series of alleged burglaries at places of worship, including one in Mount Evelyn.

They alleged the burglaries occurred between March and July in suburbs including Springvale South, Springvale, Keysborough, Carrum Downs, Yuroke, Forest Hill, Burwood, Rockbank, Camberwell, Boronia, Berwick, Myers Flat, Tarneit and Mitcham.

Thieves allegedly stole cash and electrical appliances during the burglaries.

Police charged a 28-year-old Deer Park man with 54 charges, including two counts of aggravated burglary, 23 counts of burglary and 22 counts of theft.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 12 July.

Police charged an 18-year-old Sunshine man with six charges, including aggravated burglary, theft and bail offences.

He was bailed to appear at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 2 October.