A 48-year-old Point Cook man was among three arrested yesterday following a two-month operation into the alleged theft of parking machine money across metropolitan Melbourne.

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested and charged the Point Cook man and a 20-year-old Burnside man with theft and dishonesty offences.

They have both been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on March 1, 2018.

A 26-year-old Gladstone Park man has been released pending further enquiries.