BEWARE THIEVES AT THE ROYAL SHOW
THIEVES do go to the Royal Show and may target vehicles parked around the showgrounds in Claremont. Do not leave any valuables in your vehicles and ensure they are locked when leaving. If attending the show at night, park in a well-lit area. Consider using public transport to get to the Royal Show. If your vehicle has an alarm, ensure it is turned on. A great day at the Royal Show will be spoilt by a break-in to your car. – Senior Sergeant Steve Dawson
A SAFE holding about $3000 in cash was targeted at a Stirling Highway pizza shop overnight on September 14. “They smashed their way in, and then smashed their way into the safe,” Senior Sergeant Mic Dalla-Costa said. There was no description of a getaway vehicle and the crime is now being investigated by Perth-based detectives.
2 WEST LEEDERVILLE
A BALCATTA man (32) walking around Lake Monger was hit twice by a man without provocation and fell to the ground twice on September 15 about 2.30pm. Police said the walker reported he heard his attacker shout “I’m a Catholic, I’m a Catholic”. The victim went to investigate and was hit, fell, got up, was hit again with a clenched fist and fell again. The walker suffered a split lip and minor injuries, but did not require treatment. His attacker walked away and was described as Caucasian, aged 20-40, about 170cm with black hair and wearing
a green T-shirt.
THE boyfriend of a girl saw the thief of his girlfriend’s handbag before it was dumped near the Cottesloe Beach car park on September 18 at about 5.45pm. “He followed the offender, who threw the bag into bushes while he said ‘I didn’t take anything’,” Senior Sergeant Mic Dalla-Costa said. The boyfriend had earlier noticed a man acting suspiciously near their belongings while they were close to the beach, before the handbag was taken. The thief was described as slim, 180185cm with fair skin and short, cropped hair. He wore black shorts and a back Tshirt.
VANDALS stole a $1600 heart defribulator when they trashed an open toilet block at Cottesloe Golf Course overnight on September 11. “This theft puts people at risk because the club does have elderly people among its members,” Senior Sergeant Mic Dalla-Costa said. Urinals and basin in the toilet were also smashed.
A WOMAN staying at a short-term apartment was the victim of a handbag thief recently. Police said the woman woke to find the apartment’s back door had been opened overnight on September 17. The $850 handbag contained a wallet and personal items.
A THEFT at a Baird Street home has police telling residents to lock and secure their houses with the arrival of spring. “The past weekend’s hot weather is a timely reminder that homes must be secured in spring and summer because this is the time criminals start targeting homes,” Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said. At the Baird Street home, the thieves entered through a back laundry window on September 12 about 6pm and took a Play Station 3 console.