Bur­glary spree charges

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

A WOMAN is fac­ing at least 57 charges over a string of bur­glar­ies in Wem­b­ley, In­gle­wood and May­lands, and the theft of a car in Mt Law­ley, dur­ing a six-week crime spree.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing other in­ci­dents, and there could be more charges,” De­tec­tive-Con­sta­ble Bethany McGowan said.

The 21-year-old Al­bany woman was ar­rested in Hester Street in Bayswa­ter about 10.40am last Wed­nes­day.

It will be al­leged she was at a bur­glary at a house at Corinthian Road East in River­ton about 40 min­utes ear­lier and an­other bur­glary in Trib­ute Street East in River­ton shortly af­ter­wards.

Po­lice swarmed the area but the woman had left in the taxi. She al­legedly ran and jumped a fence when the taxi was in­ter­cepted and was ar­rested.

She was charged with armed rob­bery for the bur­glary of a Beel­iar home on Oc­to­ber 1 and ag­gra­vated bur­glary of a Har­bourne Street in Wem­b­ley home dur­ing which a lap­top and hand­bag were taken on Oc­to­ber 3. The woman faces 19 counts of bur­glary for rob­beries at homes in sub­urbs in­clud­ing In­naloo, East and West Perth, In­gle­wood, Yokine, North Beach, May­lands and South­ern River since Au­gust 27.

Her al­leged bur­glar­ies also in­clude homes in Bal­la­jura, Bassendean and Made­ley, in­clud­ing steal­ing from a Hun­triss Road, Kar­rinyup home af­ter ask­ing its res­i­dent if she could use the toi­let on Septem­ber 6

She was also charged for the theft of a Jeep Chero­kee from a Mt Law­ley home on Septem­ber 25, a Mercedes in West Perth on Septem­ber 18 and a Mazda 3 from May­lands on Oc­to­ber 3, and 30 counts of steal­ing.

Po­lice have ruled out a sus­pected con­nec­tion to the theft of clothes from Coco and Lola Bou­tique in Ned­lands on Septem­ber 28.

They con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate the theft of clothes from Tokay bou­tique in Su­bi­aco on Septem­ber 23 and other re­ported in­ci­dents in Bal­catta and Kar­rinyup dur­ing the woman’s al­leged spree.

She was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 23.

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