Police searching for couple after missile launched into family home

Two people are being sought after a missile fired from a Melbourne reserve ripped through the roof of a nearby home.

Police are searching for a man and woman over the explosion at Carrum Downs, southeast of the city, almost two months ago, and on Friday released CCTV images of the pair.

Detectives say the device was ignited at a reserve on Hillview Drive about 5pm on August 28 and rocketed into the sky before it crashed into the roof of a home about 150 metres away.

The object caused extensive damage to the roof as well as inside the property but fortunately the two people home at the time were not physically injured.

Two individuals were sought by police following the incident. Source: Victoria Police

Explosive device smashes into shower recess

Photos of the damage show how the item, thought to weigh about 7kgs, had broken through the ceiling and landed in the shower recess inside Kelvin Bitomsky’s home, the Herald Sun reported.

He was sitting on the couch in the lounge room when he heard the 57cm piece of metal tubing smash through the roof above his bathroom.

On any other day, his son would have been taking a shower at the time, and most certainly would have been killed, Ms Bitomsky said.

Damage caused when the weighty metal plunged through the ceiling. Source: Victoria Police

Detective Sen-Constable Heath Lyon of the arson and explosives squad said anyone struck by the falling metal would likely have died, or at least been seriously injured.

“It’s pretty lucky (no one was killed). It has gone up a very long way,” he said.

Two people police hope to speak with in relation to the incident have been depicted in security footage of them walking down a suburban street.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 180cm tall with a medium build, wearing dark pants and a grey long sleeved hoodie at the time.

The woman is also described as Caucasian, of medium build and long hair tied in a ponytail, wearing a dark hoodie, jeans and tanned boots.

Police said the missile was set off from this reserve on Hillview Drive. Source: Victoria Police

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

with AAP

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