BE­WARE THIEVES AT THE ROYAL SHOW

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

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

1 CLARE­MONT

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.

3 COTTES­LOE

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.

4 SWANBOURNE

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.

5 SU­BI­ACO

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.

6 NED­LANDS

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.

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