Police are hunting two men believed to be responsible for a crime spree across the Ballarat region last weekend.
Burglaries, thefts, petrol drive-offs and even a police pursuit are among the crimes attributed to the mystery pair.
Detective Senior Constable Troy Wickham from the Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit said police were concerned about the nature of the crimes.
“They’re using a pretty distinctive royal-blue Toyota Celica, approximately a 1990 model, with pop-up headlights and a rear spoiler,” he said.
“We believe there is damage to the left pop-up headlight on this vehicle and we ask anyone who might have seen the vehicle to come forward.”
Detective Senior Constable Wickham said police have secured CCTV vision of the Celica, but the number plates attached to it have been identified as stolen.
He said the public could hold the key to catching the offenders.
Police say the men, both believed to be in their 20s, arrived at JJ’s carwash in Howitt Street Wendouree at 4am on Sunday for an attempted burglary.
While they failed to steal anything of value, they did cause at least $2000 damage to the business trying to get inside.
The same vehicle with same two men inside had already successfully burgled the Buninyong car wash in the early hours of last Friday morning.
Detective Senior Constable Wickham said the same Celica has also been involved in “at least two” petrol drive-offs in Ballarat over the weekend and was the subject of a police pursuit in Castlemaine on Sunday night.
The males were recorded by cameras at JJ’s car wash in Wendouree wearing dark hooded jumpers, one with a “Quicksilver” motif.
Anyone with information on the car or the crimes can contact Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit on 53366080 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.