Charges laid af­ter thieves tar­get newsagency twice in one night

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

Just weeks af­ter open­ing, Wel­lard Square Gifts and News has been tar­geted by thieves, bro­ken into twice in one night last month, with a sig­nif­i­cant amount of prop­erty stolen.

In the early hours of Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 5, three peo­ple al­legedly kicked in the front glass door to gain en­try. Once in­side, it is al­leged they stole items rang­ing from two jew­ellery stands, cig­a­rettes and cash, and even an AFL team mug.

De­tec­tive- Sergeant Jenny Walsh said just hours later, a car driv­ing past the shop saw the bro­ken glass door and soon af­ter, a sec­ond bur­glary oc­curred where more items were stolen. “We think this was, un­for­tu­nately a purely op­por­tunis­tic crime af­ter th­ese peo­ple saw what had al­ready hap­pened,” she said.

Kwinana po­lice Se­nior Sergeant An­thony Thomp­son said two peo­ple had been charged with ag­gra­vated bur­glary and com­mit but said an­other per­son in­volved was soon to be charged.

Pic­ture: Pierra Wil­lix

Se­nior Sergeant An­thony Thomp­son , Wel­lard Square Gifts and News owner Ned Vulin and De­tec­tive- Sergeant Jenny Walsh are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion af­ter a bur­glary.

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