Bold at­tempt to steal Lexus

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

THIEVES broke into three cars in Bold Park, City Beach and found keys which they used to try to steal a Toy­ota Lexus from the Cottes­loe home of ar­chi­tect Gary Baver­stock and his wife about 2pm on Sun­day, Au­gust 28.

“While we were bush­walk­ing in the park they tried to get my wife’s car at home, but luck­ily a neigh­bour saw them and called the po­lice,” Mr Baver­stock said.

He and his wife re­turned to find the rear win­dow of their Toy­ota Prius had been smashed at the Camel Lake car park. Mrs Baver­stock had tried to con­ceal her hand­bag by putting it in the boot of the car but the thieves man­aged to find it.

Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said keys in the bag were used to open a gate at the Baver­stocks’ Cong­don Street home, where at­tempts to take the Lexus were in­ter­rupted when a garage door slammed shut, alert­ing a neigh­bour. One of the thieves ran out through the rear gate and jumped into his orig­i­nal ve­hi­cle, be­ing driven by an ac­com­plice.

“The ac­com­plice re­v­ersed the ve­hi­cle and struck a wall, be­fore go­ing for­ward at speed and driv­ing off, after which the wit­ness phoned po­lice,” Sgt Booker said.

At the car park, the thieves also took a brown hand­bag with a wal­let from the front pas­sen­ger seat of a Honda Jazz, and a hand­bag from the front pas­sen­ger seat of a VW van.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing if these in­ci­dents are linked to jew­ellery worth $22,485 and a VW Golf be­ing taken from a Floreat home, be­fore a po­lice pur­suit from City Beach to Como, where two men were ar­rested on Au­gust 30.

One of the thieves who tried to get the Lexus was de­scribed as male, about 182cm, 25-30, medium build, dark skinned, wear­ing a black hooded jumper.

His male ac­com­plice was 25-30, about 182cm, slim, light-coloured skin, wear­ing a grey hooded jumper.

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