Tourists theft vic­tims at Kings Park

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

KINGS Park tourists have been the vic­tims of a spate of thefts that have in­cluded an Amer­i­can cou­ple los­ing $US10,000 trav­el­ling money when their car was raided at the Fraser’s Restau­rant carpark on Au­gust 23 at about 10.30pm.

“Un­for­tu­nately, they (the thieves) have been get­ting a large amount of cash from peo­ple just ar­riv­ing, or just about to head back over­seas,” Se­nior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

Po­lice have recorded 23 thefts from cars in Kings Park and nearby in the past fort­night, which Sgt Davies called a “daily” oc­cur­rence.

The Amer­i­can cou­ple also lost pass­ports, a mo­bile phone, purses and $250 when the rear win­dow of their friend’s car was smashed.

On Au­gust 22, thieves took $1400, 2000 Malaysian Ring­git, purses and mo­bile phones from a car rented by Malaysian vis­i­tors.

Cam­eras, $US1000, MYR1000 and pass­ports were taken from an­other car used by Malaysians at the nearby Botanic Gar­dens on Au­gust 20.

Sgt Davis said the thefts usu­ally oc­curred dur­ing late af­ter­noons and early evenings.

Po­lice were work­ing with the City of Perth to have multi-lan­guage warn­ing signs in­stalled in the park. Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 if you have any in­for­ma­tion on the thefts.

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