A man has attempted to steal a camper trailer parked at a Victorian rest stop … with a couple asleep inside!
Police say the vehicle with a camper trailer and annexe attached was at a rest stop at Cumberland River on the Great Ocean Road on Saturday night when the drama unfolded.
“Around midnight a male offender has jumped in the vehicle with the male and female occupants, along with two dogs, sleeping inside and drove off,” Torquay Crime Investigation Unit detectives said. “The 20-year-old Wallan woman was dragged a short distance inside the annexe of the camper trailer before falling onto the road, causing a minor injury.”
The 20-year-old Wallan man remained inside the attached camper trailer until the vehicle broke down in Lorne and the offender fled on foot.
One of the dogs, Pablo, was located by some nearby campers about 5.45pm and returned to his worried owners.
Police are now appealing for information from the public.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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