Bold attempt to steal Lexus
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.