Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

PO­LICE are re­mind­ing those with pay wave and pay pass bank­ing cards to be ex­tra vig­i­lant when us­ing them. Pay wave and pay pass cards should al­ways be treated – and se­cured – as you would cash. The con­ve­nience of the cards means they are a lu­cra­tive tar­get for thieves who see your cards as an easy way to steal your hard-earned money. Thieves of­ten make a se­ries of trans­ac­tions in quick suc­ces­sion at nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions, po­ten­tially spend­ing cash amounts that are only re­stricted by your daily bank­ing limit. Please be alert and se­cure your cards. Do not leave them in your car and watch your purse or wal­let while shop­ping. Re­mem­ber to take your wal­let with you even if you are just play­ing with the kids in the park and never lend your cards to any­one. Please re­port all lost or stolen cards im­me­di­ately to your bank and the Po­lice. You can fol­low the lat­est up­dates from Kens­ing­ton Po­lice on Twit­ter @Kens­ing­tonPol The first man is fair skinned, 170175cm tall, early 30s with a brown beard. He was wear­ing dark coloured work boots, denim jeans, a black hooded jumper with white let­ter­ing and mo­tif on the front and a dark coloured base­ball cap. He was car­ry­ing what ap­peared to be a case for a pool cue or a flute type mu­si­cal in­stru­ment. The sec­ond man was also fair skinned, 178-186cm tall, early to mid-20s. He was wear­ing grey shoes with red laces, dark track­suit pants with white stripes down the side, a red, white and blue/black jumper and a dark coloured base­ball cap. If you know their iden­tity or have any in­for­ma­tion, call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. All calls are strictly con­fi­den­tial, and re­wards are of­fered. Quote ref­er­ence num­ber 7666. About 2pm on Fri­day, April 10, the vic­tim was driv­ing along Oats Street head­ing to­wards the rail­way line when he pulled off to the side of the road. As he got out, he no­ticed two men ap­proach­ing. They sur­rounded the vic­tim and de­manded he handed over the car keys or they would stab him. Fear­ing for his safety the vic­tim dropped his keys and phone, and ran. The car is a grey coloured Audi Q5 with the reg­is­tra­tion 1EJJ 708. It was found later that night aban­doned on Ta­ree Street in Bent­ley. The first man is de­scribed as hav-

– Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion A/Se­nior Sergeant Glenys Chin­nery

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