Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

Thieves take ad­van­tage when tools and other work-re­lated items are left in cars. Tradies, peo­ple who run boot camp­style train­ing and couri­ers have all been vic­tims re­cently. Those who work out­side should make sure that be­fore they get out of their cars their own valu­ables, work tools and equip­ment are se­cure. Those at build­ing sites need to re­duce dis­trac­tions, such as turn­ing down the ra­dio, pay at­ten­tion to the area and who is nearby. If tools and equip­ment are your liveli­hoods, pro­tect them. - Sergeant Carol Ver­non


A CARLISLE man (52) ar­rested on Fe­bru­ary 2 al­legedly stole tools worth $9000 from Bun­nings, Stir­ling High­way, at 2.50am on Jan­uary 1.

Sgt Carol Ver­non said it would be al­leged the man re­moved a panel from the hard­ware store’s tool shop and took the tools be­fore be­ing ap­proached by se­cu­rity and es­cap­ing.

Mos­man Park

EL­DERLY res­i­dents were at home when a bur­glar raided their Man­ning Street home be­tween 6.30am and 8am on Fe­bru­ary 1.

The thieves took two mo­bile tele­phones and a wal­let. Sgt Ver­non said there would be “ex­ten­sive” in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the bur­glary.

■ A COURIER was the vic­tim of thieves in Vic­to­ria Street about 11.50am on Jan­uary 31.

“He was de­liv­er­ing parcels, got out of his ve­hi­cle, and his prop­erty was taken from it,” Sgt Ver­non said. A wal­let, an iphone and the courier’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion were taken.

■ A PER­SONAL trainer’s work equip­ment was

stolen when thieves smashed a back win­dow on her car on Gib­bon Street on Jan­uary 31.

Sgt Ver­non said the equip­ment, worth $5000, was in the car in wheeled lug­gage cases.

Pep­per­mint Grove

THIEVES took a Hi­tachi-model drill from the back of a trades­man’s ute while he was work­ing at a build­ing site on Irvine Street be­tween 7am and 3.30pm on Jan­uary 18.


A BUR­GLAR took lap­top com­put­ers, elec­tri­cal goods, a credit card and a Smart Rider from a home in Barker Street, Subiaco, be­tween 5pm and 10pm on De­cem­ber 31.

“Since the bur­glary, the smart rider card has been used on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions by a man,” De­tec­tive Sergeant Mark Yow said.

CCTV cap­tured an im­age of the bur­glar.

He was de­scribed as dark-skinned, aged 25-30, solid build with short, dark hair, and car­ried a black ‘Nike’ sports bag over his right shoul­der.

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