Of­fi­cers fo­cus on theft from ve­hi­cles

Melville Times - - Let's Eat -

PO­LICE at­ten­tion will turn to pop­u­lar recre­ation spots by the wa­ter over the com­ing weeks as a dis­trict-wide push to limit the num­ber of valu­ables be­ing stolen from cars en­ters its sec­ond month.

Op­er­a­tion Suris, which be­gan last month, in­volves po­lice from four south metropoli­tan sta­tions.

Palmyra Po­lice De­tec­tive Sergeant An­thony Thomp­son said pop­u­lar recre­ation spots in­clud­ing Point Wal­ter in Bic­ton, Mt Pleas­ant’s Deep Wa­ter Point Re­serve and Heath­cote Re­serve were ar­eas where ve­hi­cle break-ins were com­mon.

He said more po­lice at­ten­tion would be di­rected here.

“There does not ap­pear to be any par­tic­u­lar group type that is be­ing tar­geted,” he said.

“Most of­fences oc­cur with of­fend­ers break­ing win­dows to gain en­try into the ve­hi­cle.

“Wal­lets, mo­bile phones and lap­tops are the main tar­gets. Of­fend­ers gen­er­ally steal credit cards and use them quickly be­fore these items are can­celled.”

De­tec­tive Sergeant Thomp­son said the op­er­a­tion had led to the ap­pre­hen­sion and ques­tion­ing of one man in re­la­tion to a car break-in.

Picture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d475799

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Dan Marsh and First Class Con­sta­ble Sam Page will be work­ing to curb ve­hi­cle break-ins.

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