Police investigate jewellery store thefts

Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

POLICE are on the hunt for a robber who stole from five jewellery stores across the northern suburbs since September.

Detective Senior Constable Stuart Neeter said the thief stole high-value items from stores in Whitfords, Greenwood, Karrinyup, Wanneroo and Clarkson in the past eight weeks.

“The person of interest enters the store and has, what appears to be, a casual conversation with sales staff,” he said.

“Then he asks to view items and once he’s viewing the items he selected, he takes the items and runs from the store.

“Generally it’s gold chains, rings and bracelets … primarily gold items.

“It would be a significant amount that has been stolen.”

Police have released CCTV footage of the most recent incident at a Greenwood jewellery store.

Detective Neeter said the stores targeted were a mix of chain and family-run jewellery stores.

“The times have been generally sporadic of when he’s offending,” he said.

“It’s generally weekdays from the information at hand.”

Police would like to speak to this man.

The man is described as aged 25 to 35 years of age, with fair skin and a skim build, and a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

Detectives believe the man pictured can assist with their inquiries and are urging him to come forward.

Anyone who can identify the man or who has information relating to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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