Kids steal school bikes
Students at schools in Peppermint Grove, Claremont, and Mt Claremont have had their bikes stolen by other young people.
Last Thursday, Cottesloe Primary principal Graham Dart said a passer-by alerted his staff to intruders at his school who stole two bikes and a scooter.
“The scooter had a name and phone number on it, and it was later left in Dalkeith after another scooter was stolen there,” Mr Dart said.
He said the school bike shed had been left unlocked.
Freshwater Bay Primary principal Simon Reid said thieves struck at his Bay View Terrace school the same day, and took three bikes.
“The same thing happened at this time last year,” Mr Reid said. “They used bolt-cutters then.”
In both cases darkskinned children were seen by witnesses.
Mt Claremont Primary school was targeted again last week, after thefts last month.
Senior Sergeant Peter Gilmour at Wembley police said young thieves were also sighted in Shenton Park and Daglish.
“On Tuesday at around 1pm bikes were stolen from a home in Shenton Park’s Evans Street,” he said.
“The offenders then moved to Stubbs Terrace where they threw rocks at the window of a home before being challenged by the occupants.
“A home in Daglish’s Luth Avenue also had rocks thrown at the window.”
Sergeant Gilmour’s officers are investigating the theft of bikes from Christ Church Grammar School on the afternoon of November 16.
Two juveniles – one with light skin, the other with dark skin – were captured on CCTV with the bikes.
The light-skinned boy wore a black cap, black hoodie, and black pants.
The other boy wore a red cap, black and white T-shirt, black pants and black shoes.
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