Sledge­ham­mer bur­glar­ies

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Your Favourite Things - By JON BAS­SETT

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing if a sledge­ham­mer taken from a Mos­man Park home was used in bur­glar­ies at HBF Sta­dium, Mt Clare­mont, three Floreat Fo­rum shops and Kar­rinyup Myer on Fe­bru­ary 1.

Po­lice said a sledge­ham­mer was used to smash into the prop­er­ties, and pos­si­ble links to three men’s at­tempts to forcibly open a safe dur­ing a break-in at a Loch Street, Ned­lands busi­ness the same night are also be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

A lower glass panel was smashed at the sta­dium about 10pm. Cash and women’s cloth­ing were taken from the Run­ning Bare sports shop.

Of­fi­cers chased three men through nearby bush, ar­rest­ing a Koongamia man (29) who was sub­se­quently charged with steal­ing. He was re­manded to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court later this month.

His sus­pected ac­com­plices were still be­ing sought by de­tec­tives last week. At Floreat Fo­rum, jew­ellery was taken from a store, while cash was stolen from a till at the eye­brow shap­ing shop Zubria’s Thread­ing. But noth­ing seems to have been taken from the New Zealand Nat­u­ral ice­cream out­let.

Clothes were stolen from Kar­rinyup Myer.

At Loch Street, three men, de­scribed as dark-skinned, aged 2025 and wear­ing base­ball caps and dark cloth­ing, en­tered the busi­ness af­ter re­mov­ing a back-door win­dow.

Po­lice said the bur­glars set off an alarm while try­ing to open the safe with sledge­ham­mers.

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