AN alleged serial thief is facing nearly 20 charges, including one of stealing from a woman who was putting clothes in a charity bin in Warwick.
Police this month charged the 22-year-old Beaconsfield man over the offences, which date back to May.
Investigators allege the man stole $500 from a 69-year-old woman’s purse while she was contributing to a charity bin at Warwick Grove on June 15.
On another occasion, he allegedly cut a hole in the roof of a Banksia Grove convenience store, causing $5000 damage, to steal $100 about 11.50pm on May 21.
He is also accused of breaking into a Banksia Grove property while a woman was home about 2.25pm on June 26.
He allegedly stole her purse after running from the home when the victim screamed.
Police charged the man with four counts of stealing, two burglaries, possession of stolen property and nine counts of fraud relating to the use of allegedly stolen bank cards.
He was also charged with an assault unrelated to the burglary charges.