Children help during theft

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CHILDREN kept watch while a man they were with on September 28 stole car batteries worth $320 from a Mirrabooka business.

A police spokeswoman said about midday a man drove a silver Holden Commodore station sedan to the back of a commercial premises off Yirrigan Drive.

“While there the man entered the yard and removed car batteries and took them to the car he arrived in,” she said.

“The man did this several times, in all removing eight Xide car batteries worth $320.

“During the incident two children, a boy and girl aged between 7 and 12 years of age were seen exiting the vehicle and looking around the area while the man stole the items.”

Police released a CCTV image (right) of a man they believe can assist with inquiries.

The man was described as having light skin, about 38-48 years old, light brown short straight hair, solid build, tattoos on both upper arms and was wearing a red singlet and black shorts.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number 7869.