Pakenham theft spree

CCTV footage has emerged showing a Caucasian man smashing the glass of the bike shop’s front door, grabbing three helmets and a bike before exiting the store.

Thieves targeted shops around Pakenham’s Main Street on Wednesday, with three burglaries in one morning.

Between 2am and 3am, the Pakenham post office along Main Street, Repco on Station Street and District Cycle Store in John Street were broken into and robbed.

CCTV footage has emerged showing a Caucasian man smashing the glass of the bike shop’s front door, grabbing three helmets and a bike before exiting the store.

The man was seen wearing a hat and hooded jumper that covered his face with the words ‘Eye of the Enemy’ across it.

Bike store owner Brett Tyack said the value of the stolen goods is just under $2000.

“It was an active little crime night in Pakenham last night,” Mr Tyack said.

“I received a phone call in the middle of the night from the security company. It’s a call you know you could get but you don’t want to get.

“I won’t get any work done today or tomorrow probably because I’m left dealing with this.”

District Cycle Store relocated just three months ago, it was previously located in Manhattan Arcade off Main Street.

The old Manhattan Arcade shop was also targeted by thieves last week, even though the store was empty.

It has not yet been confirmed by police whether it was the same offender that ripped through the parcel collection door at the rear of the Pakenham post office.

A number of parcels were stolen leaving customers furious. One customer labelled the thieve/s as “absolute scumbags”.

Repco was broken into for the second time this week.

The first incident occurred on Monday at around 4.30am where offenders broke in and left empty-handed.

This time at about 2am, more than $3500 worth of damage was done.

A black Holden commodore ute shoved through the back roller door and the thieve/s emptied shelves stocked full of expensive stereos.

“I didn’t think it would happen twice, especially in the same week,” store manager Rob Murphy said.

“Apparently they (the thieves) have been roaming the Casey area too.

“We also heard that Dandenong Repco was broken into last night too. They must be targeting Repco stores.”