Operation Assurance leads to Waroona charges

Police have recovered stolen property valued around $15,000 while working closely with an Armadale second hand dealer.

Operation Assurance launched three days ago and involves police talking to second hand dealers about criminals hocking stolen items.

It also involves officers conducting random audits on stock at second hand dealers to identify any stolen property that has been traded.

On the information received, Waroona Police officers executed a search warrant at a Waroona home on Friday, July 3, which resulted in more stolen property being recovered.

Police allege the man committed a burglary at a Waroona residence on Saturday, June 6 and stole about $20,000 worth of property.

Stolen items included electronic equipment and a significant amount of jewellery items, some considered heirlooms.

They further allege the man arranged for some of the jewellery items to be exchanged for about $1,800 in cash at the Armadale second hand dealership over several transactions.

The 22-year-old man was remanded on bailed to appear at the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday, July 24.

He faces charges of aggravated burglary, stealing and three counts of fraud.

A 22-year-old woman will be summonsed for fraud at a later date.