Calm, casual crook
POLICE say a burglar told residents to be quiet when he was found in a View Street, Peppermint Grove home about 11.30am on June 11.
“The crook said ‘calm down’ when he was found by the residents, and was very casual about what he was doing,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said.
He said the burglar had prepared to take away a pile of items, including clothing, from the bedroom of the residents’ son, who was away.
“But he only got a pair of black and green Nike trainers,” Sgt Booker said.
After he was discovered, the burglar casually walked out of a laundry door he had earlier used to enter the house.
The residents later found more of their belongings on their driveway.
The burglar was described as tall, thin and about 1.82m.
He was wearing a black baseball cap, black sweatshirt and black sweat pants.
Police said he may have been working with another man in a small car.