Stolen items up for sale on Facebook

A GOLDEN SQUARE man who police believe attempted to sell stolen items on Facebook has “all the hallmarks of another ice user”, a magistrate believes.

The 26-year-old was denied bail in the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday facing a range of charges including theft and dangerous driving.

Police allege the man smashed the window of a dual cab utility parked in Epsom on November 19, stealing a telescope, tripod and keys.

The victim saw the items for sale on Facebook two days later and contacted police, who conducted a raid on the man’s house the next day.

In addition to the stolen items, police also found small ziplock bags of amphetamine, a vial of GHB, an ecstasy tablet and a small amount of cannabis.

He denied stealing the items, and said he had simply bought them online.

The man was also charged in relation to a stolen car, which police allege was used to evade arrest.

The man’s partner offered her residence for a bail address, but was unaware of the man’s alleged drug possession.

Magistrate Jennifer Tregent denied bail and the man will reappear in court at a later date.