Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

THEFTS from peo­ple and their cars at beaches have risen in a five-day spree to Oc­to­ber 7. “We’ve had a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease of these crimes at beaches and beach­side car parks in­clud­ing Mos­man Park, Cottes­loe, Swan­bourne and City Beach,” Se­nior Sergeant Carol Ver­non said. The thefts in­cluded credit cards, a purse and car keys taken from the towel of a woman at Cottes­loe Beach on Oc­to­ber 2, and dam­age to a Mercedes parked near Floreat beach on Oc­to­ber 4.

PO­LICE sus­pect there is a con­nec­tion be­tween a Broome Street bur­glary that oc­curred about noon on Oc­to­ber 7 and a bur­glary at a Lyon Street home less than nine hours later. Sgt Ver­non said a front door was open when the Broome Street res­i­dent went for a 45-minute walk. A wal­let, mo­bile phone and credit cards were taken. Myer store staff alerted po­lice to the theft when the cards were used to fraud­u­lently make pur­chases of $5000 later that day. At Lyon Street be­tween 5 and 9pm, golf clubs and bi­cy­cles worth $4000 were taken when thieves en­tered through an un­locked garage door.

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