$6000 worth of electronics stolen in Dianella burglary

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A DIANELLA resident lost more than $6000 worth of electronics after his house was broken into on August 29.

Rob Firns said a bag with two video cameras, an iPhone, computers and children’s digital video tapes was stolen from his property on The Strand.

“I was at work when my mother-in-law called me and told me she found our passports at Halliday Park in Morley,” he said.

“My wife went home and saw that our house was broken into…she was hysterical.

“The house was messy as they went through the draws but there was no damage.”

Mr Firns said while the video tapes were not expensive, they held some sentimental value for his children.

Morley Police acting senior sergeant Daniel Acres said while the case was not closed, Mr Firns could monitor online shopping outlets for his electronics.

“Forensics attended the scene but did not find any evidence,” he said.

“Our automated checks will keep an eye out for second-hand dealers but we do not have links or checks for Gumtree.”

Snr Sgt Acres said home burglaries in Dianella saw a slight rise of four per cent out of total crimes this month.

“In June, we had a high spike in home dwelling burglaries and we ran some operations and targeted patrols in Dianella,” he said.

“We got it down to 18 per cent (out of total crimes) in July, so there was a 64 per cent drop.

“At the moment, we are sitting at 22 per cent with a slight rise of four per cent for the month.

“We usually sit the 22 to 25 per cent mark for Dianella – basically it is normal as we have less than one burglary a day.

He said most offenders did not live in the area and were usually in transit.

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