Mandurah detectives uncover ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of stolen treasures

Detective Sergeant Chris De Bruin
Detective Sergeant Chris De Bruin

MANDURAH detectives uncovered a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of stolen property on Thursday.

A search warrant executed at Sanctuary Circuit, Dawesville allegedly uncovered a variety of antiques, jewellery, electrical goods and household items.

Detectives described the man, who allegedly stole everything but the kitchen sink, as a hoarder.

The more unusual pieces recovered included a bugle stamped 1947 England, a motorised esky, cameras, steamer trunks, antique irons, patio heaters and a pink flamingo.

Other items included scuba gear, a spear gun, wakeboards, surfboards, an outboard motor and an antique sextant used for ocean navigation.

Detective Sergeant Chris De Bruin estimated the property’s worth at $50,000.

He believes many of the offences were committed in July from a variety of addresses.

Det Sgt De Bruin is encouraging people to report everything when their homes are burgled.

“People tend to call and only report a few items,” he said.

“They need to report all items.”

Victims should even report their perfume being stolen.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with burglary and will appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

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