KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE WHILE YOU ARE AWAY
A MAN was assaulted about 3.50am on Sunday, August 17. The victim and his friends were standing in a car park off Great Eastern Highway when they were approached by a group of men. The victim was punched in the face by one of the men and received a cut lip and blood nose. Police have released a CCTV image of a man (right) who they believe can assist them with their inquiries. The man is described as being dark-skinned with short dark hair, a dark moustache, of solid build and aged 25 to 30 years, wearing a purple jumper that had grey stripes and light brown pants. If you know the identity of this person or have any information about this offence make a report WITH the holiday season almost upon us, it’s timely to remind everyone that though you may take holidays, would-be thieves don't and therefore extra vigilance is needed to make sure that your property and premises remain safe and secure while you are away. The best advice is to have a friend or trusted neighbour check on your place daily and do the little things like collect the mail and pick up the paper that is delivered each morning. It’s important your house does not appear vacant. Just as important is the need to provide a trusted friend with your contact details, just in case someone, like the police, need to make contact with you. Finally, if you are the family friend who has been entrusted to look after a friend's house , report any suspicious behaviour immediately to police on 131444. – Belmont Local Policing Team Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Peter Arancini online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered. Quote Reference Number 7394.
PARK TWO armed bandits terrorised four victims in 10 minutes in Victoria Park. About 9.20pm on Sunday, August 31, the victims were in a vehicle that was pulled over on Albany Highway. Two men walked up to the passenger side of the car and opened the passenger side door. Both produced knives and demanded the victims hand over their handbags. The men took cash, mobile phones and a GPS unit before walking away towards Kent Street. About 10 minutes later, the same two men approached a man and woman walking along Canterbury Terrace near Albany Highway. The two men stopped about 5m in front of them before one of the offenders produced a knife and held it at the victim’s chest demanding his things. The second offender tried to grab a handbag from the woman, but she refused to let go, prompting the man with the knife to stab the male victim in the chest with the tip of the knife. This caused a small injury to the victim. Both victims ran away. The first male is described as being dark-skinned, of slim build, about 170cm tall, 16 to 18 years of age, short dark hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a white striped singlet and had a hooded jumper wrapped around both hands. The second male is described as being dark-skinned, of chubby build, about 170cm tall and 16 to 18 years of age, wearing a red hooded top. If you know the identity of these persons or have any information about this offence make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on