Break-in prompts bail query

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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