West­ern sub­urbs streets tar­geted

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d436818

Miss World Australia WA pageant co-or­di­na­tor Margy Heg­ney Hall.

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