‘ Treasure trove’ uncovered
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.