Burglary spree charges
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.