Mandurah man (38) charged over alleged theft of Toyota Hilux from shopping centre carpark

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POLICE have charged a 38-year-old Mandurah man who allegedly stole a Toyota Hilux this week and exchanged the stolen property for a Subaru Impreza.

Police allege a Toyota Hilux was stolen from a shopping centre carpark on Pinjarra Road between 5pm on Saturday May 5 and 7.15am on Sunday May 6.

After 1am on Sunday May 6, two CCTV cameras were stolen from the shopping centre carpark.

Police believe a man attended a house at 9pm on Monday May 7, after responding to an online advertisement, and swapped the stolen Toyota Hilux for the victim’s Subaru Impreza.

It is alleged the man left the house in the Impreza before the victim discovered the Hilux was stolen.

Police executed a misuse of drugs search warrant at a house on Cox Street on Tuesday May 8 in Mandurah, where it is further alleged numerous items of stolen property were located.

The man was arrested and charged with stealing a motor vehicle, two counts of stealing, fraud and receiving.

He will appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on May 22.

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