EXCLUSIVE: Tyre slasher targets Perth’s south

Residents are angry their tyres were slashed overnight. Picture of car with flat tyre in Hickory Street: Anton La Macchia
Residents are angry their tyres were slashed overnight. Picture of car with flat tyre in Hickory Street: Anton La Macchia

SOUTH Fremantle residents have woken to their tyres being slashed overnight.

Cars were targeted in Rose, Louisa, Ada and Hickory streets and follows the slashing of tyres on more than 30 cars in Tuckfield Street, Fremantle, in February.

Residents took to Facebook, with one calling the culprits “a bunch of lowlifes”.

Another said her car in Hickory Street had not been hit before offering help:

“Mine got spared, if anyone needs a lift to organise spare tyres, I’m free until lunch,” she said.

Police told Community News they had been told by a resident up to 20 cars were targeted in Hickory Street. They were sending officers to the area.

Cars targeted in Hickory Street. Picture: Anton La Macchia

In other residents’ comments:

• “This is just so crap.”

• “What a load of ratbags.”

• “Oh no not again – there was a camera post a couple of days ago of a guy on a bike that was doing something to tyres. Did he ever get caught.”

UPDATE from police 2.09pm Sunday: Officers from Fremantle police station have spoken to many of the vehicle owners. Anyone who finds their vehicle is damaged, and who has not already reported it to police, is asked to call the Police Assistance Centre on 131 444.

Another slashed tyre. Picture: Anton La Macchia

“So far 55–60 vehicles are believed to have been damaged – with each incident involving at least one tyre on the vehicle being damaged,” police said.”Patrols of the area are continuing and it is possible that more damaged vehicles may be identified.”

Fremantle detectives and the Regional Operations Group are helping Fremantle police.

Anyone with information or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in South Fremantle overnight, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online.

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