COUNTERFEITERS ARE AT IT AGAIN
COUNTERFEIT $50 notes are being distributed again. The notes’ clear windows are the hardest to counterfeit and we have found on the latest fakes that the panels rub off. The counterfeiters have been targeting nightclubs, but also shops and businesses as far away as Ellenbrook. They will target businesses at busy times when staff may not have time to check the notes. Check all large bills that come your way and go to www.banknotes.rba. gov.au. It could save your money. - Sergeant Warren Ameduri
GARAGES and their contents were the target of burglars in Cottesloe in the past week. Sergeant Paul Gelmi said a pouch containing coins left in an unlocked car and tools worth $420 were taken from an unlocked garage in Gibney Street overnight on May 24. Overnight on May 25, a $350 yellow Trek bicycle was taken from a Princes Street garage, and a skateboard and red Specialised bike worth $1000 was taken from a neighbouring garage between 7pm on May 11 and 6pm on May 21.
RESIDENTS chased an alleged burglar when he jumped on a bike taken from their home at Honey Eater Circle about 2.25pm last Wednesday.
Senior Constable Craig Harris
said the resident caught the man and held him until police arrived. It will be alleged a Ballajura man (47) took a mobile telephone, foreign cash of an undisclosed value and the bike from the home, in addition to possessing jewellery that may be from the alleged burglary of a Joondana home on May 21.
The man will appear in court at later date.
SPOT lights taken from a car at an Oceanic Drive home are among a spate of thefts from vehicles in the western suburbs over two days to May 25.
Senior Constable Craig Harris said the thefts were happening at night and included property and valuables taken from a car in Cambridge Street, West Leederville. Numberplates were taken from a car in Herdsman Parade, Wembley
during the period.
A BACKPACK containing tools and a wallet was taken from the front of a car between 10.15am and 10.50am on April 13 in Mayfair Street.
A short time later, a woman, accompanied by a man, used a credit card to fraudulently purchase items from shops in West Perth.
The woman was described as light-skinned, aged 25-35, medium build and wore a dark blue Adidas hooded top, denim shorts and white training shoes, while carrying a dark handbag.
The man was light-skinned, 2535, medium build with short brown hair, while wearing a white shirt under a long-sleeved, dark top and long, dark pants and a bag over his left shoulder.