Po­lice find man in wardrobe

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - SCAR­BOR­OUGH

MIRRABOOKA De­tec­tives have charged an In­naloo man with steal­ing from Coles in May­lands af­ter he was ar­rested while hid­ing in the wardrobe of a Scar­bor­ough home.

The 19-year-old was ar­rested on Novem­ber 20 af­ter po­lice gained in­for­ma­tion about his lo­ca­tion fol­low­ing an ear­lier car chase.

Po­lice had chased the man about 11.10am in Gir­rawheen but he al­legedly fled by driv­ing reck­lessly.

Bayswa­ter po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge John Waghorn said the ar­rest was a re­sult of in­quiries stem­ming from the bur­glary that hap­pened at 1.40am at Coles May­lands on Oc­to­ber 31.

“On Novem­ber 13 and Novem­ber 17 there were two other bur­glar­ies – one com­mit­ted in Mirrabooka and one in Cash Con­vert­ers in Mid­land,” he said.

“On Novem­ber 6, Mirrabooka De­tec­tives com­menced ur­gent in­quiries to a po­ten­tial sus­pect.

“They ended up lo­cat­ing a bloke in a house in Scar­bor­ough where he was hid­ing in a wardrobe on Novem­ber 20.

“As a re­sult, they then searched the premises and found some items from the bur­glary.”

Se­nior Sergeant Waghorn said the mat­ter had been re­solved and it was a good re­sult for po­lice.

The man was charged with one count of ag­gra­vated bur­glary and com­mit, two counts of steal­ing, ag­gra­vated reck­less driv­ing to avoid po­lice, fail­ing to com­ply with di­rec­tion to stop, no author­ity to drive an un­li­censed ve­hi­cle and breach of bail.

He ap­peared be­fore Perth Mag­is­trates Court last week.

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