Western suburbs streets targeted
THERE was a spate of thefts from cars, mostly in western suburbs streets, this month.
“It’s been predominantly around Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Floreat,” Cottesloe Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said.
In the week until April 16, about 20 of the crimes had been reported to Cottesloe police.
Thieves smashed car windows or opened unlocked doors to take wallets, iPods and iPhones, and computers visible on car seats, in consoles or on parcel shelves.
The reports follow a spate of about 40 thefts of valuables from street, park and beach-parked cars reported to Wembley police before, during and after Easter.
Sen Sgt Morton-Smith said criminals would mostly only rob a car if they could see valuables from outside the vehicle, and could be rising because it was quick, involved less risk than a burglary.
“Don’t just hide your valuables, don’t leave them in your car,” he said.
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