Cockburn Gazette - - CRIME WATCH -

The po­lice trans­port unit is ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help with an in­ci­dent on Brenchley Drive on Sun­day, Au­gust 26. At 5.20pm three men stepped on to a bus at the in­ter­sec­tion of Wa­ters Av­enue and asked the driver for a free trip. The driver de­nied the re­quest and the three men be­came ag­i­tated and ver­bally abused and threat­ened the driver be­fore steal­ing tick­ets from a ma­chine and leav­ing. Po­lice want to speak to the two men pic­tured who they be­lieve can help them with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions. The first man is de­scribed as be­ing in his early 20s with a medium build and wear­ing a black cap, black shorts and a multi-coloured pat­terned shirt. The sec­ond man is de­scribed as be­ing in his early 20s with a medium build and wear­ing a black cap, black shorts and a black hooded jumper. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Crime Stop­pers.

A 74-year-old traf­fic war­den was hit by a car on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16. Po­lice said the war­den was car­ry­ing out his du­ties at 3.10pm near the in­ter­sec­tion of Ord and Ellen streets in Fre­man­tle. He stepped out on to the road to as­sist a group of chil­dren cross the road when he was hit by a ve­hi­cle. The fe­male driver of the ve­hi­cle stopped at the scene. The war­den was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal and was treated for abra­sions. Traf­fic En­force­ment Group of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Any­one who may have seen the in­ci­dent, and in par­tic­u­lar a blue Suzuki Swift trav­el­ling in the area, is asked to call Crime Stop­pers.

Real-time mon­i­tored CCTV net­work caught a man break­ing into a cafe. At 2.30am on Fri­day, Septem­ber 14, a man was ar­rested af­ter he al­legedly forced his way into a cafe on Mar­ket Street. The man al­legedly peered into shop win­dows and at­tempted to open doors along the street be­fore he broke into the cafe by kick­ing the door. Se­nior Sergeant Brad War­bur­ton said the per­son mon­i­tor­ing the CCTV footage no­ticed the sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour and called it in, al­low­ing po­lice to get to the cafe while the of­fender was still in­side. He said it was a valu­able tool for lo­cal po­lice. “Hav­ing ex­tra eyes on the streets means we can be alerted to sit­u­a­tions much ear­lier and we can re­spond much quicker,” he said.

Po­lice want to speak to the man pic­tured who they be­lieve can help them with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions into a graf­fiti of­fence on High Street. In the early hours of Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23, the word HIRE was sprayed on to the side of a build­ing.

Po­lice have charged a 19year-old Hil­ton man with at­tempted armed rob­bery af­ter an in­ci­dent at a bot­tle shop in Hamil­ton Hill on Oc­to­ber 20.

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