Burglary: Man charged
A MAN (26) of no fixed address allegedly walked into Subiaco’s King Edward Memorial Hospital and stole from staff, before being chased and caught by security guards between 9am and 9.40am on September 9.
“It will be alleged he went into one of the offices, rummaged through it, and took items from staff backpacks that he put into his own backpack,” Senior Sergeant Pat Kelly said.
The man had arrived at the Bagot Road hospital with two or three others in an allegedly stolen blue Nissan Tiida, which had been reported missing after a burglary at a Gosnells home between August 25 and September 7.
Sgt Kelly said the man was approached by hospital staff but ignored their requests for an explanation as to why he was near the birth suites. Staff then called security guards.
“He was cornered and questioned by the guards outside the hospital, and ran down a nearby street where builders saw him,” Sgt Kelly said.
The security guards were able to use the builders’ information to chase down the man, who they arrested and handcuffed before police arrived. A security guard suffered a minor cut to his head after falling to the pavement.
A search of the man, his backpack and the Tiida uncovered stolen property including keys to the car, a medical kit, iPad, medicines, cash, jewellery, watches and a digital tablet. He was charged with assault, stealing and burglary. He was remanded in custody to reappear in court on September 23.