TAKE BREATH BEFORE SCAM­MER SEALS DEAL

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - - Sen Sgt Tony Booker

It’s scam­mer time! We are ask­ing peo­ple to pause before tak­ing any ac­tion when be­ing con­tacted by the tele­phone, re­ceiv­ing a let­ter in the mail or an email from an un­known sender or caller. Take a breath and closely re­view any doc­u­ment, po­ten­tial scam let­ters and emails. When read closely, gen­er­ally they have one or more gram­mat­i­cal er­rors. The word­ing is in poor English. If there is some ref­er­ence to a le­git­i­mate web­site, do some re­search on Google. If an email has an at­tach­ment, don’t open it. At­tach­ments can con­tain viruses that pro­vide the sender with your lo­gins, help­ing them empty your bank ac­count re­motely. If you are re­ceiv­ing those an­noy­ing phone calls, record the day and time. Those peo­ple are like clock­work and call at the same time you an­swered pre­vi­ously, so don’t an­swer the call at that time again be­cause then they know you are home and it’s worth a shot at get­ting your money. Feel free to pop into your lo­cal sta­tion: we could save you a lot of heartache.

1 SU­BI­ACO

PO­LICE say cafe own­ers should se­cure the busi­nesses’ back en­trances as thieves are tar­get­ing the premises around Su­bi­aco. “It al­ways seems to be the rear door, for some rea­son,” Se­nior Sergeant Julie Fo­ley said. Back doors were forced open in an at­tempted bur­glary of a Rokeby Road cafe and gift shop overnight on May 20, and at­tempts were made to en­ter a rear door at a Shen­ton Park cafe in Cullen Street overnight on May 16. A small amount of cash was taken when a back door was forced at a Jolimont cafe on Cardi­gan Street be­tween 3pm on May 20 and 11am on May 21.

2 CLARE­MONT

BUR­GLARS caused $20,000 dam­age at Clare­mont Med­i­cal Centre on Stir­ling High­way be­tween May 20 and May 23. “The dam­age was to two den­tal chairs,” Sergeant Carol Ver­non said. The bur­glars also took a desk­top com­puter.

3 WEM­B­LEY

IT is al­leged a Wem­b­ley man (46) was car­ry­ing a sy­ringe con­tain­ing metham­phetamine when he was ar­rested by a po­lice pa­trol on Herds­man Pa­rade late on May 19. Sgt Fo­ley said the man was walk­ing around on the road and was on pa­role. He was served a re­turn to prison war­rant and is now im­pris­oned.

THIEVES are again tar­get­ing valu­ables left in cars at Lake Mon­ger carparks. “It’s an of­ten-tar­geted lo­ca­tion, as well as Kar­rakatta Ceme­tery,” Sgt Fo­ley said. Re­cent in­ci­dents at the lake in­clude a hand­bag taken from a car be­tween 2pm and 4pm on May 20.

4 CRAW­LEY

IT is al­leged an Ore­lia man (21) punched an­other stu­dent in the back of his head at the UWA tav­ern. Sgt Fo­ley said the vic­tim did not need treat­ment af­ter the al­leged as­sault on March 12. Fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the Ore­lia man was charged with com­mon as­sault. He will be sum­monsed to ap­pear in court at a later date.

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