Burglary victim’s fear

Burglary victim’s fear

A MENORA woman spent more than $3000 on home security after burglars stole thousands of dollars of goods recently.

Nadia Petan, who has lived with her husband and son on Walcott Street for 10 years, said she did not feel safe after thieves broke into the family home for the third time on February 6.

“They must have been watching us because it happened at 8.17am, two minutes after I left the house,” Ms Petan said. “We’ve changed all the locks and we have cameras set up now.”

Ms Petan said it was the third time in 12 months her home had been targeted.

She said jewellery, computers, collectables and keys were missing when they returned to their ransacked house.

Among the stolen jewellery were two family heirlooms: a wedding ring from Ms Petan’s late father and another ring from her late mother-in-law.

“It’s not about getting everything replaced because some things can’t be replaced,” she said. “What am I going to do, go to the store and get something my mother-in-law had?”

Ms Petan said a CCTV camera at a business nearby caught images of people she believed were behind the crime.

“They went through three bedrooms and the kitchen; two were inside and one was watching outside,” she said.

“Insurance will pay me but I want them caught.”

A WA Police spokeswoman confirmed police carried out a forensic examination at the address.

“Arrangements are being made to collect CCTV footage that may assist with the investigation,” the spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman said no charges had been laid and the investigation was ongoing late last week.