Treasure trove seized
POLICE RAID NETS A CACHE OF VALUABLE ITEMS
MANDURAH detectives uncovered a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of stolen property last Thursday.
A search warrant executed at Sanctuary Circuit in Dawesville uncovered a variety of antiques, jewellery, electrical goods and household items.
The more unusual pieces included a bugle stamped ‘1947 England’, a motorised esky, cameras, steamer trunks, antique irons, patio heaters and a pink flamingo.
There were also boating items including scuba gear, a spear gun, wakeboards, surfboards and an outboard motor.
Detective Sergeant Chris De Bruin estimated the property’s value about $50,000.
He believes many of the thefts were committed in July this year from a variety of addresses.
Sgt De Bruin encouraged people to report every single item stolen when their homes were burgled.
“People tend to ring and only report a few items. They need to report all items,” he said.
David James Matthews (37) has been charged with burglary and appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Thursday. He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear on September 15.
Detective Sergeant Chris De Bruin with the stolen items.