Kids steal school bikes

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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.

Clare­mont crime … Can these ju­ve­niles help with in­for­ma­tion about push­bikes stolen from Christ ChurchGram­mar School?

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