TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BELONGINGS WHILE SHOPPING
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.