Public help in arrests

Residents helped police apprehend two people.
Residents helped police apprehend two people.

They called police with the information after their neighbour was burgled, according to Gosnells police acting officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Simon Rimmer.

Sgt Rimmer said this proved crucial to the investigation into a series of daytime burglaries, in which Southern River, Huntingdale and Thornlie homes had front doors kicked in.

Officers searched a property on Wheatley Street in Gosnells on July 18 and recovered a significant amount of allegedly stolen property, including items linked to a burglary reported on the previous afternoon.

Police will allege a Gosnells woman (57) drove a Kelmscott man (33) to at least nine homes over the past few weeks, where he would kick the front door in and steal property after knocking to check if anyone was home.

The man is due to appear at Armadale Magistrate’s Court on August 8 charged with four counts of aggravated burglary, stealing, five counts of possessing stolen property and breaching bail. The woman is due to appear at Perth Magistrate’s Court on August 13 charged with aggravated burglary, stealing and fraud. The investigation is continuing.

Sgt Rimmer said he was grateful for the information supplied.

‘We can all contribute to making our community a safer one,’ he said.