A trio from Victoria’s south west have been charged over at least three Gordon burglaries and a car dumped on the Ballarat train line.

The car on the track was only discovered during early-morning driver training at 7am on January 29.

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Moorabool detective Josh Coy said a 24-year-old woman from Port Fairy, a 38-year-old man from Warrnambool and a 50-year-old woman from Warrnambool were all arrested on Wednesday.

He said four search warrants were executed – and three people were charged in relation to the Gordon incidents.

The trio are due in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on July 12.

Det Coy said the incidents on January 29 included:

** An aggravated burglary in Greenes Lane – south of the Gordon township – where the occupants of the home disturbed the offenders,

** Another burglary on Greenes Lane,

** The theft of a 4WD Toyota Hilux (pictured) from Nightingale Street in Gordon.

The owner of the Hilux said the ute had since been recovered in Little River near Geelong but had been stripped and was undrivable.

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