A man allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of valuables, including power tools, cameras, phones and even a children’s bike around Mooroopna by just checking for unlocked cars.
Tyson Andrew Ralph, 30, of Mooroopna, faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for a bail hearing stemming from dozens of charges from May.
Mr Ralph was accused of walking up to dozens of parked cars across Mooroopna during a few days last month and clearing out anything valuable before moving on.
He is facing 42 charges in relation to theft and trespassing and is alleged to have stolen goods worth thousands of dollars.
Defence lawyer Emma King said her client was going through a bad breakup during the time of the alleged offending.
She put forward he had the support of his parents and, with the help of Primary Care Connect, he could work through any problems.
Police prosecutor sergeant Les Oroszvary objected to the bail application and was sceptical the support of parents would stop any alleged offending.
‘‘Blood can be thicker than water in matters like this,’’ Sgt Oroszvary said.
Magistrate Belinda Wallington said although there was a risk she would allow bail on very strict conditions.
The accused must stay it his parents home in Mooroopna, report to police daily, and stay indoors at night and keep his appointments with Primary Care Connect.
He will next face court on July11.