street watch

Western Suburbs Weekly - - STREETWATCH -

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.

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