‘ Trea­sure trove’ un­cov­ered

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Crime Watch -

AN en­graved watch from 1939, a cam­era with pho­tos of a fam­ily’s new­born baby and a vin­tage 1950s mo­tor­cy­cle are just a hand­ful of more than 100 stolen items po­lice seized in De­cem­ber.

Perth De­tec­tives ex­e­cuted mul­ti­ple search war­rants at an apart­ment com­plex in East Perth af­ter in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic, which led them to a “trea­sure trove” of goods.

De­tec­tive Se­nior Con­sta­ble Cameron Mcletchie said in­for­ma­tion from one of the sus­pects led de­tec­tives to a unit in Os­borne Park, where of­fi­cers were as- sisted by a drug dog from the Po­lice Ca­nine Sec­tion.

Among five stolen mo­tor­bikes, a home­made taser, 47 watches, seven de­con­structed bi­cy­cles, three ipads, two lap­tops and a suit­case full of CCTV cam­eras with wiring and hard drives were some pre­cious per­sonal keep­sakes.

“We have a watch that was given to some­one in 1939,” Const Mcletchie said.

One distinc­tive mo­tor­bike was a 1950s bright yel­low Yamaha model.

“We want to get these items back to their own­ers,” Const Mcletchie said.

Com­mu­nity en­gage­ment co-or­di­na­tor Sergeant War­ren Ame­duri urged peo­ple to ex­am­ine the pho­tographs for any of their own stolen prop­erty.

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