Dandenong robberies, burglary and extortion – Five arrested.

Five men have been arrested in Dandenong relating to a series of aggravated burglaries, armed robberies, extortion and drug trafficking in the Melbourne’s east. As well as those arrests, various items were seized including a dune buggy, a go-kart, firearms, ammunition and three motorcycles.  We’re glad to hear that those people are off the streets! […]

“Love Locks” appearing on the Yarra Footbridge

For the past month or so, padlocks with the initials or names of Melbourne couples have been appearing on the cables of the Yarra footbridge at Southgate. This symbolic gesture of love involves a couple writing or engraving their names on a padlock and locking it to the railing then you throw the key into […]

$440,000 stolen from Melbourne banks by a mother and two sons

It is alleged that Tina Lomacchio and her two sons Rocco, Gaetano and their friend Rocky Bornino stole $440,000 in cash from the Niddrie branch of Westpac Bank where Rocco was employed in April 2012.  Rocco led Rocky who was dressed as an Armaguard employee to the secure room of the bank and handed over […]

16 year-old begs for early release from youth detention

A 16 year-old boy from Queensland who had been sentenced to a six-month youth detention is getting released after only 32 days because he wasn’t enjoying it. After the reality of his detention set in his tough guy attitude disappeared and he pleaded for an early release. His list of offences over the years includes: […]

Melbourne Property Crime on the rise

According to police statistics, crime in Melbourne has increased 16.6% between 2011 and 2012 with two thirds of that being against property. The total reported crimes reported in the Melbourne area in 2012 was 30,948. This is concerning news.  On the up side, it seems that robberies have decreased a little. For more information check […]

The Importance of Rekeying Your New Premises

With today’s constant turnover of houses, flats and businesses it’s important to rekey or change the existing key to a new code. This ensures that the old key doesn’t work anymore. A lot of people say why, I know the old owners ,but do you know who has had the keys to that property, i.e. […]

Winner of TopLock’s iPad Giveaway

Last year we gave away an iPad to one of our Facebook fans, hundreds of people entered our contest and it was our biggest and best contest so far, hopefully we will beat it one day! Here’s a collection of photos from the TopLock Locksmiths Facebook Page that we used promoting our contest that were […]