Public tip-off leads police to arrest alleged East Perth mail thieves

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A REPORT of squatters led police to find people they were seeking for an alleged spate of mail theft in East Perth last month.

Senior Sergeant Brad Richards-Scully said a report from the public came in about long-term squatters at a Goodrich Street, East Perth home.

He said they were becoming increasingly abusive and aggressive when asked to leave.

On April 27, police moved in to evict the squatters.

They found a couple living at the home who police allege were responsible for at least nine cases of mail theft.

The 25-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were both charged with multiple counts of aggravated burglary, stealing, criminal damage and trespass.

Both have been remanded in custody to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court on May 30.

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