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GPS tracker helps find stolen car

A GPS tracker has led to the arrest of a Geelong region man who allegedly stole a car from Hamilton on Saturday morning.

Hamilton Police sergeant, Rex Habel said the 30-year-old man from Highton was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle by the Geelong Police criminal investigation unit about 7.30am Saturday.

It was alleged the man entered a private property on Jennings Road in Hamilton about 3.50am and stole a white Toyota HiLux ute, which had been left unlocked with the keys inside.

Sgt Habel said the vehicle was a company car that had been fitted with a GPS tracker, and when the vehicle’s driver reported it missing about 5.30am, police were able to “quickly” locate it and the alleged offender in the Geelong area.

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