Melville Times - - Street Watch -

AS an in­di­vid­ual, where you can make it tougher for crooks is to not leave valu­ables in your car. I have heard of crooks say­ing they come into our af­flu­ent suburbs to steal from cars be­cause they be­lieve it is rich pick­ings. The truth is it doesn't mat­ter what sub­urb they tar­get as peo­ple con­stantly leave valu­ables in­side their cars. Lap­tops, mo­bile phones, hand­bags and wal­lets are the pop­u­lar items to be stolen. Wak­ing up the next morn­ing to dis­cover a smashed car win­dow, your purse or wal­let stolen and half a dozen fraud­u­lent trans­ac­tions from your back ac­count will cer­tainly wreck your day. The prob­lem lately is not from pub­lic carparks, but from the front of peo­ple’s homes. My mes­sage is when you get home, take a mo­ment and make sure you haven't left any­thing be­hind in the car. – Se­nior Sergeant Gavin Radice

AT­TADALE PO­LICE have charged a 47-year-old Scar­bor­ough man over an armed rob­bery in At­tadale on Sat­ur­day, Au­gust 12. He was ar­rested on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, with the help of in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the pub­lic fol­low­ing a po­lice ap­peal ear­lier this month.

BRENT­WOOD A HOME on Adam­son Road was bur­gled at an un­known time on Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 2.

AP­PLE­CROSS JEW­ELLERY was stolen from a car on Dun­craig Road that was bro­ken into dur­ing the night of Fri­day, Septem­ber 1. A bi­cy­cle was also stolen from a home on Arm­strong Road that was burlged last week­end.

PALMYRA A HOME on Maw Close was bro­ken into dur­ing the afternoon of Tues­day, Septem­ber 5. Two male teenagers were seen, with one de­scribed as dark-skinned and the other light­skinned, around 16 or 17 years old wear­ing a bright red hoodie and shorts. A home on Baal Street was bur­gled dur­ing the afternoon of Mon­day, Septem­ber 4. Cloth­ing was stolen from a car that was bro­ken into on Aure­lian Street on the night of Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 2.

BIC­TON A TOY­OTA HiAce mo­bile car­a­van was stolen from a Har­ris Street home in the early hours of Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6. It has yet to be re­cov­ered.

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