OP­POR­TUNIS­TIC OF­FEND­ERS STRIKE

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

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.

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