POLICE apprehended a man about 15 minutes after he stole two bottles of Jim Beam and $120 from Liquorland Cottesloe on Stirling Highway last Tuesday afternoon. Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said two men diverted the sales assistant while the 28-year-old Carlisle resident slipped out the back and stole the alcohol and money. “They called to report it straight away, so we went out to get a description, did a whip-around and found him at the train station,” Snr Sgt Booker said. “It was a very quick result. They went in there thinking they could get away with it, and obviously they didn’t.” POLICE have described a series of five burglaries in Cottesloe, Dalkeith and Claremont in which thieves smashed sliding glass doors and only stole jewellery as “very unusual”. Snr Sgt Booker said gaining entry by smashing a glass door was unique. “They obviously have a cutter or something to break the glass, or they’re wearing gloves as we’re getting limited forensics,” Snr Sgt Booker said. “If anyone sees anything that doesn’t look right, write down the registration number and we will send someone around.” The most recent burglary occurred in Cottesloe on December 6.