‘Brazen’ bur­glar­ies dur­ing the night spark po­lice warn­ing

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - An­drew Bros­nan

Res­i­dents have wo­ken to find flash­lights shin­ing in their bed­rooms as in­trud­ers at­tempted to ran­sack their homes dur­ing two “brazen” bur­glar­ies this week.

The cold tem­per­a­tures were not enough to de­ter thieves on Thurs­day morn­ing, with four bur­glar­ies re­ported across Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der be­tween mid­night and 7am.

Po­lice have warned the public to se­cure homes and valu­ables af­ter it be­came clear in­trud­ers en­tered through un­locked doors in two of the four bur­glar­ies.

Un­known of­fend­ers en­tered a Crow­ley Way prop­erty in Somerville through an un­locked slid­ing door about 1.10am, tak­ing var­i­ous items as they searched the house.

The home­own­ers woke to see a flash­light or mo­bile phone in their be- droom and called out, prompt­ing the in­trud­ers to run away. Later that morn­ing the res­i­dent of a house in Del­lar Place, South Kal­go­or­lie, awoke in al­most iden­ti­cal cir­cum­stances.

The of­fend­ers again en­tered through an un­locked door.

A quad bike was stolen the same morn­ing from a Turich Way home in Vic­tory Heights, though it ap­pears of­fend­ers used a pair of bolt cut­ters to en­ter a shed at the back of the prop­erty. A leaf blower was also taken from an un­locked shed at a Somerville busi­ness on Peek Way.

Kal­go­or­lie po­lice act­ing of­fi­cer-in­charge Sergeant Brett Pengilly said it was dis­turb­ing to see two bur­glar­ies take place in­side houses where res­i­dents were sleep­ing.

“The big­gest thing is they’re so brazen go­ing into houses when an or­di­nary per­son would as­sume there’d be peo­ple at home asleep,” he said.

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