GET THE TOOLS TO THWART THIEVES
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.
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.
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.