Spate of car break-ins prompts po­lice warn­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

ABOUT 12 re­ported car break-ins in Su­bi­aco, Ned­lands and Wem­b­ley, and a sim­i­lar num­ber in North Perth prompted po­lice to is­sue a warn­ing last week.

“It’s hap­pen­ing ev­ery­where, in­clud­ing the 12 of­fences in three days re­ported around North Perth un­til last Thurs­day,” Se­nior Sergeant Dave Steven­son said.

Cars parked in Ho­bart, Woodville, Mor­ris and Ma­bel streets were among those re­ported in North Perth.

In the western sub­urbs, thieves stole from ve­hi­cles parked in streets in­clud­ing Glouces­ter Street in Su­bi­aco, Lang­ham Street in Ned­lands and Cam­bridge Street in Wem­b­ley.

Cottes­loe po­lice, who recorded a spate of the crimes in beach­side streets last month, said they had two car break-ins re­ported near Grant Street overnight on July 8.

Sgt Steven­son said vis­i­ble valu­ables in­clud­ing wal­lets, lap­tops, bank and credit cards and iPods were the cause of all the crimes. Items must be hid­den from thieves who break win­dows to get into cars.

“And they are us­ing the credit cards for more of­fences, as they go straight to a ser­vice sta­tion and try the cards there, and then go to a bot­tle shop straight away,” he said.

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