TIPS TO PRO­TECT YOUR BE­LONG­INGS WHILE SHOP­PING

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

ABOUT 10.30am on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 29, a man de­posited $640 us­ing an ATM on Bel­mont Av­enue in Cloverdale. Once he had com­pleted his trans­ac­tion he walked away from the ATM but mis­tak­enly left his card in the ma­chine. A woman next in line to use the ATM with­drew $1000 from the man's ac­count with the card. Po­lice have re­leased a CCTV im­age (right) of a woman they be­lieve can as­sist them with their in­quiries. If you know the iden­tity of this per­son or have any in­for­ma­tion about this of­fence make a re­port on­line or call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly con­fi­den­tial, and re­wards are of­fered. Quote Ref­er­ence Num­ber 7454.

■ TWO women threat­ened to stab a staff mem­ber in Cloverdale at 10.55am on Fri­day, Au­gust 15. Two women en­tered a sport­ing store on Bel­mont Av­enue. They browsed around the store pick­ing up sev­eral items of cloth­ing

AN IS­SUE fac­ing lo­cal po­lice is theft of hand­bags, purses and wallets at shop­ping cen­tres. Po­lice are work­ing with the re­tail sec­tor to re­duce thefts. Re­mem­ber th­ese tips: The best place for your hand­bag is on you. Never leave your hand­bag or purse in your trol­ley while you are shop­ping Be ob­ser­vant and aware of peo­ple who may ap­pear to be sus­pi­cious Be mind­ful of dis­trac­tions: thieves work­ing in pairs may at­tempt to di­vert your at­ten­tion. Keep min­i­mal cash in your purse or wal­let. Keep your bag close to you and zipped shut when you are not us­ing it. When us­ing pub­lic toi­lets, be wary of us­ing the ded­i­cated hooks on the back of toi­let doors as peo­ple reach over the door and steal the bag. – Bel­mont Lo­cal Polic­ing Team Act­ing Of­fi­cer in Charge Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Shane Markham

be­fore mak­ing their way to the change rooms where they filled their hand­bags with the clothes. When they left the store they ac­ti­vated the se­cu­rity alarm and were con­se­quently asked by a staff mem­ber to present their hand­bags. The staff mem­ber could see the cloth­ing in the bags but when she ques­tioned the women, they threat­ened to stab her with a nee­dle. The two women then left the store with the cloth­ing still in their bags. Both women are de­scribed as be­ing dark-skinned, aged 18 to 25 years, of slim build and with brown hair tied in a bun.

Both wore dark cloth­ing and one had a white jacket. Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 and quote Ref­er­ence Num­ber 7451.

PARK KENS­ING­TON Po­lice are keen to iden­tify a man who stole al­co­hol from a Vic­to­ria Park liquor store. On two oc­ca­sions, Mon­day, Novem­ber 3 and Fri­day, Novem­ber 7, the man en­tered the liquor store on Al­bany High­way and se­lected bot­tles of spir­its from the shelf. He then ran from the store with­out mak­ing any at­tempt to pay for any of the al­co­hol. The man is de­scribed as be­ing dark­skinned, about 18 years old with dark hair in a rat’s tail. He was wear­ing a base­ball cap, a black bas­ket­ball sin­glet with T-shirt un­der­neath, black pants and black shoes with white socks. Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 and quote Ref­er­ence Num­ber 7461.

RE­GIONAL In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit of­fi­cers are seek­ing the pub­lic's help with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an armed rob­bery in Kew­dale on Sun­day, Novem­ber 23. About 11.30pm, a man en­tered a ser­vice sta­tion on Or­rong Road to pur­chase a soft drink but did not have enough money to pay. He left the store and re­turned a short time later armed with a knife. He de­manded cash and when the at­ten­dant re­fused the man got be- hind the counter and a strug­gle took place. The at­ten­dant was over­pow­ered and the of­fender stole a sum of cash be­fore flee­ing on foot. The of­fender is de­scribed as be­ing 20 to 30 years of age, about 168cm tall, with a dark com­plex­ion and a thin black mous­tache. He was wear­ing a yel­low zip-up hooded jumper. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to this in­ci­dent is asked to call Crime Stop­pers.

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