BEACH THEFTS CAN RUIN EXPERIENCE
Thieves like the beach too. It's a place where they can easily take purses and wallets from bags left on the sand, or the bags themselves, or valuables after smashing into cars parked by the beach. Please be mindful where you put your valuables when you are at the beach this summer. Don't bring items that will attract a thief. Keep everything secure. Theft of a wallet or a mobile phone will ruin a great day out.
1 WEST PERTH A SILVER Mercedes-Benz with number plates stolen from a Ford at a West Perth home on September 18 may be linked to other crimes. Senior Sergeant Murray Geneff said police were investigating if the Mercedes was used during a theft at Balcatta Bunnings, and an incident at Karrinyup Shopping Centre, both on September 24. The vehicle may have been used when clothes were taken by three women from Transit Clothing on Rokeby Road, Subiaco, a day earlier. The car was found by police near Cannington on September 28.
2 NEDLANDS POLICE say “several” armfuls of designer clothing were taken when a front door was smashed before Coco and Lola Boutique, Princess Road, was robbed about 4.20am on September 28. Snr Sgt Geneff said the alarm was activated, but no vehicle was seen. However, the robbery is being investigated for its possible connection to the theft of dresses worth $8000 from Tokai Boutique, Subiaco, on September 23, and eight burglaries across Perth after a Jeep Cherokee was taken from a Loftus Street, North Perth, home on September 25. “Based on what’s going on, we think it’s more than likely they are linked,” Snr Sgt Geneff said. A MOTORCYCLIST wearing a red helmet and a red jacket was scared off by a witness, before he returned on his machine and broke into Mobile Phone Care, Stirling Highway, about 5.45am on September 25. Snr Sgt Geneff said the witness saw the rider on a blue and red motorcycle initially look about, before riding off. He retuned five minutes later and smashed the store’s front window with what appeared top be a screwdriver, but nothing was taken.
3 COTTESLOE A WINDOW was forced open when thieves took a car from a Broome Street home between 12.25pm and 4.30pm on September 25. Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said the thieves searched the house and several rooms. They took a Mercedes, which had not been recovered late last week.
4 PEPPERMINT GROVE A FORREST Street resident was in his back garden when thieves entered. Snr Sgt Morton-Smith said the home’s front door was unlocked between 8pm and 11pm on September 27. The thieves took two sets of keys when they were in the house.
5 WEMBLEY A SUBARU found near Rockingham was tracked back to its Lake Monger Drive owner who was unaware it had been taken overnight on September 25. “It was found crashed in a Port Kennedy beach car park,” Snr Sgt Geneff said. The car’s owner only discovered the car had been taken after being told by police and then going to inspect his garage.