FIESTA OF SMASH AND GRAB CAR THEFTS
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.