DON’T LET YOUR MAIL AC­CU­MU­LATE

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

PO­LICE en­cour­age peo­ple to make sure their mail is cleared reg­u­larly and their let­ter­boxes are se­cured af­ter a spike in thefts. If you're go­ing to be away from home, or­gan­ise for some­one to col­lect your mail. Wher­ever pos­si­ble main­tain an aware­ness of when the bank posts mail and be vig­i­lant of them post­ing out new cards. Make sure you also change your mail­ing ad­dress if you move home.

1 CLARE­MONT

A WOMAN and two men were charged af­ter com­mit­ting a string of thefts from shops on Bay View Ter­race, St Quentin Av­enue and Stirling High­way last Wed­nes­day. Se­nior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said the group mainly tar­geted bot­tleshops af­ter 10am, be­fore they were re­ported by a Clare­mont Quar­ter se­cu­rity guard and ar­rested by po­lice about 2.30pm. A full in­ven­tory of what was stolen was still be­ing col­lected late last week. A Su­bi­aco woman (21) and a West Leed­erville man (28) were bailed to face steal­ing charges at a later date and an Al­bany man (23) faces steal­ing and dam­age charges, and as­sault and breach of bail charges from previous of­fences, and was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates Court at a later date.

2 SHEN­TON PARK

A WOMAN was armed with a knife with a 25cm blade when she at­tempted to rob a man of al­co­hol at his John Street home about 8.25am on June 24. Se­nior Sergeant Kate Vivian said the woman had a hooded jumper tied so that only her eyes could be seen when she knocked on the front door; when it was opened, she de­manded al­co­hol. “The man quickly shut the door and went to get a cricket bat,” Snr Sgt Vivian said. The woman ran be­fore the man re­opened the door. She was de­scribed as in her late 20s, of slim to pe­tite build, tanned skin, brown eyes and wear­ing a black hoodie.

3 CITY BEACH

A WARRI Road res­i­dent con­fronted a bur­glar in his home about 10.50pm on June 20. “(The res­i­dent) chal­lenged the bur­glar, who ran. The res­i­dent fol­lowed and saw a group of four to five other men in his yard, be­fore they all jumped the fence and ran,” Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said. The bur­glar took lap­tops and mo­bile phones from the house.

■ A WEM­B­LEY Downs man (35) has been charged af­ter the theft of two tele­vi­sions and a till’s float in two raids on a shop at Ocean Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre, City Beach overnight on June 12 and 14. Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said CCTV from the cen­tre iden­ti­fied a man and it would be al­leged that items from the thefts were at his house when it was searched by Cottes­loe po­lice on June 19. The man has been re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court this week.

4 MOS­MAN PARK

PO­LICE say mounted po­lice pa­trols to com­bat thefts from cars re­duced all crime in Mos­man Park on June 23. “We had no of­fences in the area,” Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said. The horse pa­trols are used to tar­get sites of par­tic­u­lar crimes and were used last week af­ter a spate of car win­dows were smashed and valu­ables were stolen from beach­side cars in Mos­man Park and Cottes­loe this month. Snr Sgt Morton-Smith said tar­geted op­er­a­tions would con­tinue.

Sergeant Brendan Moore

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