YOU CAN HELP STOP THEFTS FROM CARS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

THERE has been a no­tice­able in­crease in steal­ing from cars re­cently. Car theft is an op­por­tunis­tic crime and an “easy win” for the of­fender. Thieves tar­get small easily dis­pos­able items, but in par­tic­u­lar your credit cards. Be­fore you re­alise that they are miss­ing, the cards have been used for a num­ber of fraud­u­lent trans­ac­tions, and let us not for­get the hoops that you have to jump through to can­cel your old cards and get a new one. You can help pre­vent this type of crime by do­ing a few sim­ple things when leav­ing your ve­hi­cle. Re­mem­ber to re­move the suc­tion cup marks from your win­dow caused by GPS and other hold­ers, these in­di­cate there may be some­thing hid­den in your ve­hi­cle and re­move valu­able items on view. – Se­nior Sergeant Steven Mar­tyn, of­fi­cer-in-charge Bel­mont Po­lice

1 MAN­NING

A 24-YEAR-OLD man from Man­ning was stopped by Kens­ing­ton Po­lice in Downey Drive in Man­ning on Satur­day, Au­gust 9. Po­lice lo­cated a quan­tity of metham­phetamine and MDMA as well as drug para­pher­na­lia while search­ing his car. An amount of cash was also lo­cated as well as com­puter equip­ment, which is be­lieved to have been stolen. His li­cence was un­der sus­pen­sion and his ve­hi­cle was sub­se­quently seized. Four­teen charges have been laid against the man.He was re­manded to ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court later this month.

2 CLOVERDALE

BEL­MONT Po­lice car­ried out a search war­rant at a house in Wright Street, Cloverdale on Tues­day, Au­gust 11 be­cause of a bur­glary, which hap­pened in May. A replica firearm, am­mu­ni­tion, pre- scrip­tion drugs and sev­eral small amounts of cannabis were lo­cated. Two peo­ple have been charged with pos­sess­ing pro­hib­ited drugs, and pos­sess­ing am­mu­ni­tion. In­quiries are con­tin­u­ing.

3 KARAWARA

PO­LICE are seek­ing the public’s help af­ter a man was seen smash­ing a car win­dow with an un­known ob­ject about 8.10pm on Wed­nes­day, July 15 in Water­ford Plaza Shop­ping Cen­tre. Po­lice re­leased CCTV footage of the man they are seek­ing to help with their in­quiries. If you know this man, con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or call 131 444.

4 SOUTH PERTH

PO­LICE are re­mind­ing house­hold­ers to lock their garages af­ter thieves tar­geted a num­ber of homes in the south­ern sub­urbs re­cently. Po­lice re­port that thieves of­ten ac­cess houses via un­locked garages steal­ing valu­ables. Items stolen have in­cluded nu­mer­ous bi­cy­cles and jew­ellery, credit cards and elec­tronic equip­ment. If you see any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour, call po­lice on 131 444.

5 COMO AROUND

7pm on Thurs­day, July 2, a car parked near Bill Graden Re­serve Como was bro­ken in to. A num­ber of items were stolen from the ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing a mo­bile phone, wal­let and a credit card. A short time later, the credit card was used fraud­u­lently to the value of over $300 in the South Perth area. Po­lice have re­leased a CCTV im­age of a woman who they be­lieve can as­sist with in­quiries. The woman is de­scribed as light skinned, of slim build, about 25 years of age, dark hair with a red tinge, tied back, wear­ing a grey coloured jacket with a dark­coloured blouse un­der­neath. If you know the iden­tity of this woman or have any in­for­ma­tion about this of­fence make a re­port online or call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly con­fi­den­tial, and re­wards are of­fered.

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