Stolen plates used in cloth­ing store rob­bery

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

THREE women used three sets of stolen num­ber plates when they took clothes from Transit Cloth­ing on Rokeby Road, Su­bi­aco, about 4.30pm on Septem­ber 23.

“It’s quite a tan­gled web of stolen num­ber plates,” Se­nior Sergeant Mur­ray Gen­eff said.

Sgt Gen­eff said the women ran into the store and grabbed Stussy la­bel cloth­ing be­fore shov­ing the fe­male store man­ager when they ran out and got into a wait­ing sil­ver Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes-Benz was fit­ted with num­ber plates taken from a Mercedes sta­tion wagon at Diesel Mo­tors on Albany High­way, Vic­to­ria Park, at an un­known date.

“The deal­er­ship was un­aware they had been taken un­til they were told by po­lice,” Sgt Gen­eff said.

Crim­i­nals of­ten take num­ber plates from a sim­i­lar model and colour to the car they use in crime so they can avoid de­tec­tion by po­lice pa­trols.

The Mercedes at Diesel Mo­tors had num­ber plates taken from another Mercedes. The po­lice dis­cov­ered those plates were taken on Septem­ber 18 from a Ford Fal­con in West Perth.

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