DON’T MESS WITH EVIDENCE
HELP police tackle car break-ins by preserving any evidence, blood or tools for forensic examination. If you see there’s blood on your car’s smashed window or a screwdriver nearby, we will call forensic officers to assess your vehicle in some cases. The same goes for homes which have been broken in to. Please don’t touch anything or get repairs done. - Senior Sergeant Julie Foley
POLICE reported 12 stealing offences early last week, with six burglaries in Belmont. Officers are urging locals to lock up, be vigilant and report suspicious behaviour. Local police also conducted two successful drug raids in recent weeks. A search warrant was executed in Rivervale, resulting in four people charged with various offences, including selling and supplying cannabis. Drugs and stolen property were also recovered in Belmont.
A WOMAN in her 60s was cut by a knife during an armed robbery in St James on September 28. The robbery occurred when the woman was leaving a supermarket on Chapman Road. As she walked to her silver Holden Calais parked on Pitt Street, she noticed a man near the pay phone on Pitt Street. As she reached her vehicle the man approached her at the driver’s side door, produced a knife and demanded the keys. A struggle ensued. The man eventually took the keys and started the vehicle. The woman attempted to get the man out of her vehicle but he drove away at speed, knocking her to the ground.The man is described as darkskinned, about 152cm tall, medium build, brown eyes, in his mid to late 20s with a moustache. Police would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man or has information about the incident.