Spate of car break-ins prompts police warning
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.