West Perth man (25) charged over alleged burglaries in North Perth

A DEAD husband’s watch is allegedly among the haul of an alleged 25-year-old West Perth burglar who stole from 92- and 65-year-old women in North Perth.

“It will be alleged he stole the 65-year-old’s handbag, cash and credit cards at her home on Glendower Street home about 8.30am on January 5,” Senior Sergeant Ange Tipping said.

A neighbour’s CCTV recorded a man leaving the house.

It will be alleged the man had cash in the same denominations as those taken from the house when he was arrested by police a short distance away about five minutes later.

Sgt Tipping said it would be alleged the man also had three pieces of jewellery taken from the Glendower Street home of the 92-year-old woman on January 1.

“They included a watch owned by the woman’s husband, who has been dead for 20 years,” Sgt Tipping said.

The woman’s unrecovered laptop and iPad were also taken in the burglary.

Last Friday, the man was remanded in custody to face charges of burglary, fraud and possessing tools to break into houses when he reappears at Perth Magistrates Court on January 10.

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