CRIMINALS ALSO LIKE PAYPASS
CASHLESS payment – you know, the type where you swipe your credit card and do not need a PIN – is very convenient, which is why thieves love them as well. What happens in these crimes is the crook gets hold of a card, the vast majority of time it's from an unlocked car, and then visits as many shops as they can in the amount of time before the card gets disabled. So how many shops can they visit? We are regularly seeing more than 10 transactions on a card. The frustrating thing for us is how preventable this crime is. Don't leave your wallet or handbag in your car. - Acting Senior Sergeant Nathan Trenberth
POLICE are seeking information on a serious assault in Welshpool that left a Cloverdale man with severe injuries. About 4am on April 4 the man was found by a member of the public slumped in the driver's seat of his silver Ford Falcon, registration 1EXJ 077, at the corner of Kewdale Road and Collie Street. He had sustained serious head and leg injuries and his car had also been damaged. Police believe his injuries were consistent with an assault, perhaps involving more than one offender and a blunt object. The man (33) was taken to hospital and although he has since been released, he continues to need medical treatment. Police are investigating the possibility the man was assaulted close to where he was found. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
A RIVERVALE man will appear in court next month after a hoon incident. About 2.10am on May 5, a 26year-old man allegedly drove a Honda Accord sedan east on Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel in East Perth. The vehicle was travelling between 170 and 180km/ h. The driver missed hitting the rear end of another vehicle, swerved and spun out of control before crashing into the concrete barrier dividing the freeway. The impact caused significant damage to the Honda and minor damage to the barrier. The driver did not report the incident at the time and made arrangements to remove the vehicle before police arrived. Officers charged the man with reckless driving and failing to report a traffic crash. He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on June 15.
KENSINGTON detectives are seeking the identity of a man to help with inquiries into an armed robbery offence. About 1.50pm on April 30, an armed robbery occurred at BWS on Epsom Avenue in Belmont. The man involved was described as being darkskinned, of medium build and was wearing a grey shortsleeved shirt and distinctive black Adidas pants. If you know the identity of this man, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
POLICE were called to an incident in Como about 7.50am last Thursday involving a man on a bus and a student. Information was received that a student on board was being held against his will by a man who had also boarded. It was believed he was armed with garden shears as a weapon. Police took the man into custody at the intersection of Throssel and Thelma streets in Como. The student was not injured. The man was taken to hospital for a medical assessment. An investigation is being held.