COMMON SENSE KEY TO BEATING THEFT
POLICE have noticed an increase in reported stealing from motor vehicles in the Belmont area. These offences are occurring when the vehicles are parked at sporting grounds, shopping centres, on the street verge or outside homes. The Belmont Police in conjunction with the City of Belmont Security have increased patrols in hotspot areas, but police need the help of the public and are urging all vehicle owners not to be blasé about leaving property in view of the would-be thieves. Items such as laptops, mobile phones, backpacks and handbags left in full view are just asking to be stolen. Some simple methods that may prevent you and your property being a target: ■ Is my vehicle secured? Ensure all windows are up and all doors locked. ■ Have I removed all valuable items from my vehicle including the GPS? ■ Have I stored any valuable items out of sight if they cannot be removed from the vehicle at the time? ■ Have I parked in a secure or well-lit area? ■ Have I left anything with my personal details or address in the vehicle? ■ Be observant and aware of people while parking your vehicle. - Belmont Acting Officer in Charge Sen Sgt Shane Markham
TWO people were disturbed allegedly breaking into a garage in Kewdale on Saturday, January 24 about 5.40am. Noises were heard coming from a garage and the resident went outside to see a man sitting in front of the garage door which had been forced open. The resident yelled out and heard another person who was inside the garage. Both males ran away from the victim without taking anything. Police have released an identikit image (far right) of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries. The man is described as being 20 years of age, darkskinned, of slim build, with dark hair, a moustache and wearing a T-shirt and shorts. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with any information.
PERTH A UNIQUE racing bike (below) was located in South Perth. Ref 090215 0820 88387. Anyone with information should call Kensington Police on 9474 7557.
A VEHICLE was stolen from Balmoral St East Vic Park. The vehicle is a 2007 Black Jeep Wrangler 1CUL 272. Call Police 131444.
POINT KENSINGTON Detectives are seeking information regarding an
incident in Salter Point on Monday, February 9, which resulted in a 20-year-old receiving a laceration to the chest. The man was woken by a noise in his Crossman Pass home between 5am and 5.15am, and when he went to investigate he was confronted by a man who threatened to kill him. Police believe the offender was unknown to the man, and fled the house with the man following him, catching him in the front yard. A struggle ensued and the man received a laceration to his chest and required medical treatment for several injuries. An older-style light-coloured Ford Falcon sedan or similar with two unknown occupants was parked outside the house. The offender got into the vehicle and left the area. He is described as being in his 20s with dark skin, about 180cm to 190cm tall and of a slim build.
He was wearing a black hooded jacket with white writing on the front and black tracksuit pants.
A woman in the vehicle is described as being in her 20s, with dark skin, a stocky build, and black wavy hair with blonde highlights.
She was wearing a black hooded jacket with pink writing on the front and black trousers.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the sedan in the area around the time of the incident or may have knowledge of the incident.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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