Wedding crasher charged after stealing gifts

Brendan Rees

A Carlton man who posed as a wedding guest to allegedly steal thousands of dollars’ worth of wedding gifts has been charged with several offences.

The 24-year-old accused wedding crasher allegedly pretended to be a wedding guest while attending several venues across inner city Melbourne between April 2 and May 22.

The man allegedly stole a total of $16,000 worth of cash, jewellery, and gift cards at three wedding receptions.

Police allege he crashed wedding events in Brunswick, Fitzroy, Brunswick East, Ripponlea, and Hawthorn between April 2 and May 22.

Detectives from the Moreland Crime Investigation Unit executed a search warrant in Carlton on May 24 and arrested the man.

Jewellery and gift cards were found at the property.

The man has been charged with 27 charges, including aggravated burglary, burglary, theft and going equipped to steal.

He has been bailed to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on October 18. •

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