OPPORTUNISTIC OFFENDERS STRIKE
1 SUBIACO MEN with a pistol attempted to rob a massage parlour on Hay Street about 8.30pm on July 20. “One of the men had a small, black handgun which be pointed at employees and demanded money,” Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said. The staff’s yells at the men were enough to make them run, after taking only a phone. One man was described as having a medium build, wearing blue jeans and with a moustache, while there was no description for his accomplice.
A BURGLAR hit at least six homes during the weekend of July 16-17. Senior Sergeant Foley said homes that were targeted were on Derby, Hensman and Axion streets on July 16, and Barker and Salisbury streets, and Railway Road the following day. The items taken included cash, jewellery, coins, and other valuables. WE had an increase in burglaries in the Subiaco area during the weekend before last. There were a lot of homes that had been left open, or had unlocked doors, while at some homes entry was forced. On July 17 a car was stolen when keys were left in the vehicle, and this may be linked. People in Subiaco are warned to be vigilant, to lock homes and vehicles, and keep valuables out of sight from opportunistic offenders. - Senior Sergeant Julie Foley A member of the public described a man who appeared to be of Indian descent at one of the burglaries.
A CAR thief took a 2002-model Jaguar from the driveway of a Subiaco Road home overnight on July 17. The car had been left unlocked. The car was found in Osborne Park in a drivable condition three days later.
2 MOSMAN PARK THERE has been a spate of six burglaries form cars in Lochee, Fairlight, Victoria and Palmerston streets, and Stirling Highway during July 19. Sergeant Carole Vernon said iPads, iPhones, and Epirb, cash and sports equipment were taken after cars’ rear quarter windows ere smashed. Police have spoke to known criminals in the area and are currently conducting an operation to combat the crime spree.
3 COTTESLOE THIEVES raided six cars parked in beachside Beach, Rosendo and Salvado streets, Avonmore Terrace and Marine Parade in a spate overnight on July 16 . “Our information suggests one person hitting the area in one go,” Sergeant Vernon said. Valuables were taken, in addition to numberplates 1DC461 from a Hiace caravan on Beach Street. Police spoke to those known to them in the area, and the following night no break-ins to cars were reported.
THE door was forced when thieves entered the John Street Cafe overnight on July 19. Sergeant Vernon said the damage was estimated at $500, before the thieves took the cafe’s till float. Police suspect the burglary could be related to similar robbery of Ziaffra’s Cafe in Peppermint Grove recently.