DON’T USE PHONE WHEN WALKING ALONE
How many people do you know who walk early in the morning, or late at night, on their own? Life’s necessities can make it impossible not to walk alone at some point. On those occasions when you’re walking partner calls in late to say they cannot make it, or you take a 10-minute walk alone, take a few, simple precautions to remain safe. One of the most common things to do when walking alone is to take out the mobile phone and start scrolling through messages. You should avoid using mobile phones in darkness as it lights up your face to anyone watching and blinds you to any oncoming threat. Check your surroundings prior to using your expensive and popular phone or iPod, and limit the time you allow others to see it while walking at night. Remember to report all thefts and acts of violence.
POLICE suspect thieves struck three times at and near Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital overnight on July 27. Senior Sergeant Dave Stevenson said $6000 cash for a social club was taken after filing cabinets and drawers were searched in an office in the hospital’s Rblock, and a quantity of drugs were taken from another part of the hospital that night. It is suspected the robberies are linked to the theft of light fittings and other electric components worth $10,000 from a home under construction at the nearby The Avenue.
CARS parked by beaches are targets for thieves who smash windows to grab valuables or take ignition keys. Sergeant Tom Merchant said keys to a Hyundai were taken from a surfer’s beach towel before a mobile phone was taken from the vehicle at Cottesloe Beach about 5pm on July 26. About 11.30am the following day, a handbag and computer tablet were taken when the window of a Mazda station wagon was smashed at a car park near Mosman Park Beach.
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A SUBIACO man (23) has been charged for the alleged burglary of several western suburbs homes in the past six weeks. Snr Sgt Stevenson said the man was arrested at a West Perth house overnight on July 29. It will be alleged that electrical items were taken in the burglaries and the man breached a previous court curfew. The man faces two burglary charges, three stealing charges, breaching curfew and a charge of unlawful possession of stolen property when he appears in court at a later date.
A BURSWOOD man (28) has been charged after allegedly attempting afterhours entry to Club Bayview, St Quentin Avenue between 12.45am and 1.20am on July 27. Sgt Merchant said the man caused criminal damage and was trespassing when he tried to force open back doors to the club but failed to gain entry. The man was bailed to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court at a later date.
A WOMAN who left her handbag on the front seat of her car in Edinburgh Street, Mt Lawley is among the victims of a continuing spate of thefts from parked cars being investigated by Wembley police. “Theft from cars make up the majority of crimes we are investigating at the moment,” Snr Sgt Stevenson said. He said up to four thefts, when cars’ windows were smashed or the vehicles’ doors were left unlocked, were being reported to his station daily. Some of the most affected suburbs included Mt Lawley, North Perth, Subiaco and Nedlands last week.