Duo charged after string of burglaries
A series of burglaries in Pegs Creek this month have led to the arrest of an out-of-town couple.
Karratha police volume crime officers arrested a 21-year-old man and 27-year-old woman from Meekatharra early last week in relation to four alleged burglaries in Pegs Creek between May 31 and June 9.
Police said the burglaries took place during the day and involved the front doors of properties being kicked in.
Officers identified a person of interest from fingerprints at one of the scenes and found most of the property which was allegedly stolen during a search of a Truslove Way house on June 10.
Police said 81 items found included mobile phones, a laptop and tablet computers, USB thumb drives, jewellery, cosmetics and clothes.
The man appeared in the Karratha Magistrates Court last week charged with four counts of aggravated burglary and four counts of stealing.
The woman, who handed herself in to police, has been charged with two counts of aggravated burglary and two of stealing and is yet to appear in court.
Pilbara district police Superintendent Paul Coombes asked members of the public to report suspicious behaviour on 131 444.