ROAD SAFETY CAN HIT THE SKIDS IN WINTER
Winter is here, and with that there can be an increase in road traffic-related incidents due to wet weather. Police will be actively targeting the safe use of our roads. We ask that you play your part and drive safely at all times. As always, we encourage everyone to take responsibility for their personal belongings; this includes locking your doors and not keeping valuables in your cars. This is a simple initiative we can all take to ensure the reduction of crime in our community. If you see something, say something.
A HEYTESBURY Road resident confronted the thief of her Audi, handbags, credit cars and house keys while he was in the vehicle at her home about 6.50am on July 17.
“She opened her front door and saw a man in the front seat of the Audi, and she approached, screaming for him to get out,” Sergeant Ian Anderson said.
The car drove off and was recovered in Landsdale a day later.
A red Subaru earlier seen by the woman’s husband idling in an adjacent rear lane is suspected to have transported the thief and his accomplice, before barking dogs and an unexpected open side gate alerted the woman and husband to a possible intruder.
A MAN dozing on his couch watched a burglar creep through his hallway to a housemate’s bedroom at their Dodd Street home about 4.45am on June 17.
The man, who had been watching golf on TV, initially thought it was his housemate returning home, but he challenged and grappled with the intruder near the bedroom after a wallet and keys were taken from a coffee table.
The intruder escaped by running out of the sliding door, and he was described
as wearing a black hooded jumper, while he obscured his face with an arm.
NEDLANDS TOBACCO was targeted when thieves hit an Aberdare Road shop between 4.30pm on July 17 and 4am the following morning.
“They took 30 packets of tobacco,” Sergeant Ian Anderson said.
The thieves activated an alarm when they smashed the shop’s front door.
Cigarette papers, filters and lighters were also taken.
A SLEEPING man and his female partner were woken by a bang when a thief entered a Barker Road home between 4.05am and 4.15am on June 17.
Police arrived a short time later, after which it was discovered the partner’s handbag, a purse and two pairs of sunglasses had been taken.
COTTESLOE BURGLARS activated an alarm when they raided a Station Street restaurant about 1.30am on July 17.
“They smashed a front, plate glass window,” Sergeant Ian Anderson said.
About $3000 was taken from the register.
PRESCRIPTION drugs in six packets were taken when a thief entered a John Street house between 10am on June 11 and 2pm on June 15.