Police investigate consecutive home burglaries

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MULTIPLE homes in the same suburb have been burgled within five hours on Wednesday.

Police are investigating six home burglaries in Bayswater, which happened between 10am and 3pm.

The first incident involved two offenders breaking into a home on Towong Street, where they were confronted by the homeowner’s son before driving off in a white 2005 Toyota Camry.

A short time later, four offenders stole several items from a home on Beechboro Road.

One of the occupants of the home, who was sleeping at the time, was woken up by the noise.

He opened the door and found the offenders stealing from a bedroom.

Bayswater police officer-in-charge John Waghorn. Picture: WA Police.

The offenders managed to drive off in a dark blue Hyundai hatchback.

Following this burglary, there were further reports of burglaries in Aughton Street, Drynan Road and Hackbridge Way.

There was also another break-in on Menmuir Street at 5.45am on Thursday, where the victim’s silver Mazda 3 was stolen.

Officer-in-charge John Waghorn said inquires were continuing as officers collate forensic evidence and conducting door knocks to neighbouring properties.

He urged people to secure their doors and windows to avoid being targeted by offenders.

“If you do notice that your power goes off and you think someone is tampering with your electrical switch, often crooks would do that to try and disarm your alarm, make sure you call the police and report all suspicious activity so they can give you the appropriate follow-up that you’re entitled to,” he said.

Police are calling on the public to come forward with information and CCTV footage.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bayswater police on 9473 5500.

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