Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

OUR rou­tine daily pa­trols are see­ing far too many garage doors open in full view of the road and pedes­trian users. In­side garages, we are see­ing ex­pen­sive push­bikes or mo­tor­bikes, gar­den­ing tools, fish­ing and sport­ing equip­ment, just to name a few. On top of this, own­ers and oc­cu­piers of th­ese premises are out. Con­sid­er­ing the large num­ber of re­ports of prop­erty theft and bur­glar­ies though un­locked doors and win­dows, it is very dis­ap­point­ing the crime safety mes­sage is not get­ting through to th­ese peo­ple, with the ma­jor­ity do­ing the right thing. We are see­ing a rise in ve­hi­cles stolen af­ter keys are left in the ve­hi­cle ig­ni­tion or glove box. Of­fend­ers do not need this open in­vi­ta­tion to steal. Please re­port sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour to po­lice on 131 444 – Se­nior Sergeant Ash­ley Goy, of­fi­cer-in-charge, Kens­ing­ton Po­lice


PO­LICE are ask­ing for the public’s help af­ter a spate of armed rob­beries of bot­tle shops in the River­vale and Bent­ley ar­eas dur­ing May. In all three rob­beries, staff were threat­ened with a knife be­fore the of­fender stole money and fled on foot. The man ( pic­tured right) is de­scribed as be­ing fair-skinned, about 183cm tall with a medium build. He was wear­ing denim jeans and a black hooded jumper. The first in­ci­dent oc­curred about 6.05pm on Mon­day, May 18, at a bot­tle shop on Great Eastern High­way in River­vale. The sec­ond in­ci­dent oc­curred about 11.45am on Fri­day, May 22, and the third in­ci­dent at 12.55pm on Satur­day, May 23, both at a liquor store in a shop­ping cen­tre on Al­bany High­way in Bent­ley. A sil­ver VE Holden Com­modore was seen in the area and po­lice would like to speak to any­one who may have seen the car around the time of the in­ci­dents in Bent­ley. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about th­ese in­ci­dents is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.


KENS­ING­TON de­tec­tives are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing an ag­gra­vated armed rob­bery in Queens Park on Tues­day, June 9 in which the vic­tim re­ceived a lac­er­a­tion to her head. About 6.45am, a 26-year-old woman was walk­ing along Ge­orge Street in Queens Park when she was ap­proached by a man who had just ex­ited a ve­hi­cle parked on the kerb. The of­fender pro­duced a large knife and at­tempted to take the vic­tim’s purse. The vic­tim strug­gled with the of­fender and as a re­sult she re­ceived a lac­er­a­tion to her head, which re­quired med­i­cal at­ten­tion. Dur­ing the in­ci­dent, the vic­tim’s mo­bile phone and purse fell from her hand­bag and the of­fender picked them and was last seen leav­ing in the ve­hi­cle he was orig­i­nally sit­ting in­side. The of­fender is de­scribed as fair skinned, in his late 20s to early 30s, 18-188cm tall and wear­ing a black hooded jumper with white logo across the chest and dark shorts.

The ve­hi­cle is de­scribed as an older model green hatch­back. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent, or who has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the green hatch­back that was parked on Ge­orge Street, is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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