Break-in prompts bail query
A RESIDENT confronted two men allegedly breaking into his car at his Thelma Street house in Mosman Park about 8.20pm on May 9.
“The occupants were at home and their Ford Ranger was parked out the front, and when they investigated noise it will be alleged they found the man and another man,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said.
It will be alleged the Ranger’s window was smashed and its glovebox searched, from which an undetermined amount of items may have been taken.
The men ran after being confronted by the resident, who followed them to nearby Fairlight Street and then to Wellington Street, where police arrived.
Sgt Booker said a Palmyra man (35) was found by police hiding under a bed in a nearby property.
He is known to police for alleged multiple minor offences in the Mosman Park and Fremantle areas since February, including breaking into cars, fraud using stolen credit cards and stealing of a Cottesloe bicycle.
However, he was bailed by the courts at least seven times in the past three months, prompting police and their union to question bailing laws.
The man was charged with attempted theft and criminal damage and remanded in custody to appear in court on May 23, while police continue their search for his accomplice.