Bou­tique raids now in fash­ion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

A SPATE of re­cent fash­ion bou­tique bur­glar­ies in the western sub­urbs are “more than likely linked”, says WA Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Mur­ray Gen­eff.

Snr Sgt Gen­eff said “sev­eral arm­fuls” of de­signer cloth­ing were taken and a front door smashed when Coco and Lola women’s bou­tique was robbed at Princess Road about 4.20am on Septem­ber 28.

He said the alarm was ac­ti­vated, but no ve­hi­cle was seen.

The rob­bery is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for con­nec­tions to the theft of 25 dresses worth $8000 from Rokeby Road bou­tique Tokay on Septem­ber 23, and a spate of eight house­hold bur­glar­ies across Perth af­ter a Jeep Cherokee was taken from a Lof­tus Street, North Perth home on Septem­ber 25.

Tokay di­rec­tor Jes­sica McLa­gan said it was the first time in 15 years that stock had been stolen from any of their three Perth lo­ca­tions.

“It was a huge shock, it felt very ran­dom that the dresses were tar­geted,” Ms McLa­gan said.

“The next day we heard from the po­lice, they re­cov­ered some of the gar­ments in a ran­dom drug raid.

“The thieves that they caught had also hit the Ver­sace build­ing in Perth on the same night. They clearly had a plan to do a dou­ble smash and grab.”

Ms McLa­gan said they had “bumped up” se­cu­rity since.

Pic­ture: Rosanna Can­dler

Tokay di­rec­tor Jes­sica McLa­gan at the Su­bi­aco store.

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