Man charged following Lancefield truck theft

A 24-year-old Greenvale man has been charged following the theft of a truck and trailer from outside Lancefield Bakery Tuesday morning (July 17).

Hume Crime Investigation detectives charged the man with theft of a motor vehicle, driving dangerously while being pursued by police, failure to stop on police request, two counts of reckless conduct endangering serious injury, recklessly exposing a police officer to risk by driving, possession of methylamphetamine, possession of cannabis, possession of proceeds of crime, two counts of resisting police, possession of a controlled weapon, and committing an indictable offence whilst on bail.

It is believed the white Isuzu truck was stolen via Kilmore-Lancefield Rd about 6.15am.

Witnesses sighted the vehicle driving erratically while travelling South on Melbourne-Lancefield Rd through Romsey township a short time after the theft.

The truck and trailer were seen in Seymour, leading the Victoria Police Air Wing and undercover officers to follow the driver to Essendon then Watergardens Shopping Centre in Taylors Lakes.

The man appeared at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

A 31-year-old Kyneton female was released pending further enquiries.