Police say a ute seen loitering suspiciously in Lal Lal on Saturday night, had its number plates detected hours earlier more than 100km away.

Bacchus Marsh detectives said a licence check was carried out on the Nissan (pictured above) at Anglesea around lunchtime – and the vehicle was registered to an address in the Geelong area.

At 6.40pm, a woman in Lal Lal said they saw sheds opened on a Coal Mine Rd property.

She saw the ute in trees nearby and photographed it.

When the two men in the car were approached, itโ€™s alleged they told the woman they were waiting for a car to pass down the road after a series of robberies.

She also noted the ute’s numberplate and called Bacchus Marsh police around an hour later.

No offences have been detected at this stage.

The loitering car caused a flurry of activity on social media.

Police are encouraging people to ring triple-zero if they witness suspicious behaviour.

Anyone with information about last night’s loitering incident should call Gordon, Ballan or Bacchus Marsh police.

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