FI­ESTA OF SMASH AND GRAB CAR THEFTS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

PO­LICE have re­leased CCTV footage of a fe­dora-wear­ing man they be­lieve can help with their in­quiries af­ter a credit card was stolen out of a let­ter­box and used fraud­u­lently in Kew­dale, South Perth and Yokine. The vic­tim no­ticed some unau­tho­rised trans­ac­tions on a new bank ac­count and con­tacted the bank. The wanted man has a tanned com­plex­ion, is about 18-25 years old, of medium build, was wear­ing a striped blue­hooded top, black shorts, black train­ers and a black fe­dora. ■ PO­LICE have charged two youths with break­ing in to the Richard­son Park cricket club change rooms in the early hours of March 16. If you KENS­ING­TON Po­lice at­tended the South Perth Fi­esta and had a vis­ual pres­ence at sev­eral of the ma­jor street events. Po­lice were dis­ap­pointed by the in­crease in opportunistic crime, mostly in­volv­ing theft from mo­tor ve­hi­cles around popular car parks and the fore­shore area. Most vic­tims re­ported that their ve­hi­cles were locked and were bro­ken in to by smash­ing a win­dow. It is amaz­ing the high value of prop­erty stolen from th­ese ve­hi­cles. We can­not stress enough the im­por­tance of re­mov­ing all valu­ables from the car when parked. – Kens­ing­ton Se­nior Sergeant Ash­ley Goy.

can help po­lice with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, call Crime Stop­pers and quote ref­er­ence num­ber 7589.

PARK KENS­ING­TON po­lice have charged a man (38) with the theft of a car in Jan­uary af­ter it was found parked out­side Vic­to­ria Park Ho­tel. It is al­leged the ac­cused was a pas­sen­ger in a tow truck when he spot­ted an un­locked sedan parked out­side the ho­tel. He al­legedly en­tered the car, re­leased the hand brake, con­nected it to the truck and towed it away. The man will ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court in April.

KENS­ING­TON PO­LICE have re­ported a spate of thefts from cars, in­clud­ing one on Gweny­ford Road in Kens­ing­ton. On sev­eral oc­ca­sions, cars have been stolen and used.

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