Fremantle burglar caught in the act

The Fremantle CCTV footage.

CCTV footage has nabbed a would-be burglar breaking into a café in Fremantle.

At 2.30am on Friday, September 14 a man was arrested after he forced himself into a café along Market Street.

The man was peering into shop windows and attempting to open doors along the street before the offender allegedly broke into the café by kicking the door.

Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton said the monitoring of CCTV was a valuable tool for local police.

“Having extra eyes on the streets means we can be alerted to situations much earlier and we can respond much quicker,” he said.

“The CCTV within the CBD has proven to be a strong deterrent against people who are tempted to break into a shop or commit a crime.

“In those cases where a crime is committed the CCTV can be invaluable to our investigations and when it comes to prosecuting someone in court the vision is important evidence.”

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said community safety was an important priority for the City.

“Fremantle is a very safe and welcoming place but, like all major centres, we do have occasional issues with crime and anti-social behaviour,” he said.