Trea­sure trove seized


Mandurah Coastal Times - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Fen­ner

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.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d473150

De­tec­tive Sergeant Chris De Bruin with the stolen items.

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