Duo charged af­ter string of bur­glar­ies

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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