Stolen car aban­doned


Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Lau­ren Pi­lat

A STOLEN car with stolen plates was left aban­doned last week on Marmion Av­enue, near the Trin­ity sign in Jin­dalee.

The driver of the black Ford XR6 ap­pears to have driven across a vacant block near Reflection Boule­vard and mounted a lime­stone wall, caus­ing dam­age to both the wall and the car.

Yanchep po­lice Sergeant Chris Wride said the car was stolen and ap­peared to have been aban­doned, with the pas­sen­ger side door left open.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der way and it will ei­ther be foren­si­cally tested on site or towed away and tested off site so we can iden­tify who was driv­ing it,” he said.

“The plates are stolen too and are not reg­is­tered to the car, which is not un­com­mon un­for­tu­nately these days.”

Sgt Wride re­minded driv­ers that anti-theft screws were a cheap way to pre­vent their li­cence plates from be­ing stolen.

“They’re avail­able from Bun­nings for as cheap as $2,” he said.

“We’re plan­ning to hold an open day at the po­lice sta­tion later this year to show peo­ple how easy it can be to pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing to them.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call po­lice on 131444.

Pic­tures: Martin Ken­nealey

Po­lice are hoping that foren­sic tests will help to iden­tify the driver of this stolen black Ford XR6 left aban­doned in Jin­dalee.

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