** This is a breaking news story and details may be subject to change **

Bacchus Marsh detectives are seeking information about a series of thefts in quick succession across central Moorabool today.

Moorabool CIU and police in Ballan and Gordon are investigating burglaries from homes and thefts from cars – mainly late this morning (Tuesday) – in Ballan and Mt Egerton.

Police said that at this stage there had been no arrests.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

The appeal comes after a string of dramatic incidents across the region today. It is unclear if the events are related:

** Occupants in Lay Court in Ballan’s east reported at least one burglary between 4.45 and 8am, with a man seen running towards a two-door green car. Witnesses said a second man was also present. Residents have handed CCTV from multiple cameras to police;

** Break-ins and attempted break-ins were also reported in other parts of Ballan;

** Passers-by saw a dark green car – described 2000s model – speeding down Cowie St, Inglis St, Old Melbourne Rd and then Geelong-Ballan Rd just after 9am. A police car was in pursuit.

** Locals in Gordon’s north reported an alleged break-in on Tooheys Close;

** A police helicopter swooped on Ballan and Moorabool West Rd Gordon early this afternoon;

** Passers-by later reported a green car with significant front-end damage driving through Springbank at 2.20pm.

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