Bur­glary: Man charged

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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.

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