Men linked to thefts

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

PO­LICE say a group of four young men may be linked to a spate of at least 15 thefts from cars, the rob­bery of a pizza de­liv­ery driver and a bur­glary in Su­bi­aco and ad­ja­cent sub­urbs in five days un­til May 6.

“That’s three steal­ing from cars a day, on av­er­age,” Senior Sergeant Julie Fo­ley said.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic who are out late at night should be aware of their per­sonal se­cu­rity and se­cure their valu­ables, she said.

Cars were bro­ken into in Kar­rakatta, Wem­b­ley, West Leed­erville and Su­bi­aco.

Items taken from the ve­hi­cles have in­cluded loose change, wal­lets, iPhones and small valu­ables.

Sgt Fo­ley said it ap­peared the group walked the streets look­ing for cars with vis­i­ble valu­ables.

How­ever, the crime spree es­ca­lated when the pizza de­liv­ery driver was robbed.

Sgt Fo­ley said four dark­skinned men ap­proached the driver when he was in his car in the drive­way of a com­plex of units in Su­bi­aco Road, Su­bi­aco about 10.30pm on May 3.

“They threat­ened him, de­manded money, and he gave them his wal­let,” Sgt Fo­ley said.

Po­lice sus­pect the men were also in­volved in an at­tempted bur­glary at a home in Court Place, Su­bi­aco about 2am on May 4.

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