Man charged following series of church burglaries

Police said the burglaries allegedly took place between April 4 and 18.

It’s alleged the burglaries took place at places of worship in Altona North, St Albans, Flemington, Templestowe, Mont Albert, Balwyn North, Keilor East, Box Hill and South Melbourne.

Police arrested the Caroline Springs man on Friday, after searching properties in Caroline Springs and Maidstone.

They also seized money and property alleged to have been stolen in the burglaries.

He was later charged with counts of burglary, theft, robbery and criminal damage, and appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday.

No application for bail was made and the man was remanded.

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