FREMANTLE Police have charged a 25-year-old woman with stealing from a motor vehicle in White Gum Valley and numerous fraud offences.
In January the woman allegedly stole a gym bag containing a wallet, which included bank and identification cards, from a boot of an unlocked vehicle parked in a drive way of a residential home.
The cards were used 24 times across locations in Spearwood and Kwinana.
A search of the woman’s home found evidence for the White Gum Valley break in and a large quantity of stolen mail from around the south metropolitan area.
Other stolen property from a vehicle break-in in Armadale included an industrial LED hand held torch.
There are further inquiries into a second person who police believe could be connected to the crime.
The investigation was part of operation SURIS, which targeted vehicle break ins.
Fremantle Police investigations manager Phil Gazzone said property continued to be left in locked vehicles.
“Generally thieves break a car window to gain entry during hours of darkness outside,” he said.
“Residential houses followed by beach and open carparks in the Fremantle area are known hot spot locations where the crime occurs.
“This incident is a timely reminder to the community to lock their vehicles and remove property.”
The SURIS operation begun on March 1 and will run for three months.