Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Kocar said while conducting a patrol on Tuesday, October 5 he spotted a dark skinned male, known to police, riding a blue BMX bike along Adelphi Street in Bayswater.
‘When the rider of this bike realised he had been observed by police he dumped the bike, removed his backpack and dropped it to the ground and ran through a number of buildings under construction at the intersection of May Street and Adelphi Street,’ he said.
‘Police were unable to locate the rider of the BMX bike.’
Sgt Kocar said the backpack contained jewellery, cash, name badges and a number of thumb drives, one with a picture of an elderly couple on it.
‘We want to identify the owners of the property ” we assume it’s from a burglary and we’re trying to identify the location of that burglary,’ he said.
‘One badge had the name Joan Jones written on it and another had the name Hayley Jones.’
Sgt Kocar said police had received an increase in burglaries reported with small portable items such as cash, jewellery, iPads and mobile phones stolen.
‘If you’ve got iPhones or iPads have the Find My iPhone app and have it linked to your iCloud account so we can track it,’ he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bayswater Police on 9473 5500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.