1 COTTESLOE A MOWING contractor found stolen jewellery worth about $8000 from a $50,000 haul taken from Juvell Jewellers, Station Street at 2.35am on January 4. “It was on the front lawn of a Forrest Street house when the Jim’s Mowing man found it the following morning,” Senior Sergeant Carole Vernon said. The thieves wore hooded jumpers and hid their faces when they forced open a front door and cut a lock at the jewellers, before rummaging through cabinets. Police are reviewing CCTV and the remaining jewellery worth about $42,000 was still missing late last week
2 WEMBLEY BOYS aged 14-15 were reported stealing a 2015 Mercedes-Benz from a Daglish Street home overnight on January 4, before the luxury car was found abandoned in Northam at 3.50am on January 7. Senior Sergeant Murray Geneff said the home was open, the owner had only recently obtained the car and he was carrying one set of keys at the time of the robbery. The boys jumped a back fence and took the vehicle, which had keyless ignition, from a carport. The car was seen in Ballajura and Dianella the following day, and was involved in a brief police pursuit the following evening.
3 WEST LEEDERVILLE A WALLET and car keys left on a kitchen bench allowed thieves to take a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD and commit fraud. Snr Sgt said the thieves entered the Rosmunde Court home between 3am and 8am on January 5. Credit cards from the wallet were used by the thieves to buy an unknown amount of goods from a shop in the southern suburbs. The Suzuki had not been recovered late last week.
4 NEDLANDS A $15,000 haul of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken in a burglary at Spices Supermarket, Hampden Road between 3.30pm and 3.40pm on January 3. Snr Sgt Geneff said a back window at the supermarket was forced open by the raiders. “They cut through a padlock and forced a deadlock,” Snr Sgt Geneff said. Police are waiting for any CCTV recording.