Thefts from cars a worry

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

THIEVES are smash­ing open cars parked on streets, verges and drive­ways in Cottes­loe and Mos­man Park in a spate of thefts that has po­lice con­cerned .

“A lot of it was ve­hi­cles which had been left un­locked,” Sergeant Paul Gelmi said.

Since Septem­ber 30, Sgt Gelmi’s Cottes­loe sta­tion has recorded at least 25 thefts in the two sub­urbs.

Clus­ters of the crimes were re­ported on streets cen­tred about Welling­ton and Palmer­ston streets in Mos­man Park, the Sal­vado StreetAvon­more Ter­race precinct in Cottes­loe, and Eric Street far­ther north in Cottes­loe.

There were other iso­lated thefts in streets be­tween the clus­ters.

Sgt Gelmi said lap­top com­put­ers, sun­glasses and other valu­ables left in open view in the cars were of­ten the thieves’ tar­gets.

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