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Wedding crasher arrested over thefts

Wedding crasher arrested
A man stole cash, jewellery and gifts from a series of Victorian wedding venues, police allege. Photo: AAP
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A serial wedding crasher has been charged, accused of stealing cash, jewellery and gift cards from events across Melbourne over two months.

The 24-year-old is facing 27 charges including aggravated burglary and theft after $16,000 in cash was stolen from at least three wedding venues.

Police allege the man pretended to be a wedding guest on eight different occasions at receptions in Brunswick, Fitzroy, Brunswick East, Ripponlea and Hawthorn between April 2 and May 22.

In addition to the stolen cash, jewellery and gift cards were also reported missing.

Detectives from the Moreland Crime Investigation Unit searched a Carlton property before arresting the man.

He has been released on bail and is set to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on  October 18.

– AAP