Charges laid over Apple store robbery

Charges laid over Apple store robbery

POLICE have charged a number of people over a spate of burglaries across Perth, including the alleged theft of $300,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store.

The incidents occurred between August 29 and September 3, and police allege the group conducted a number of burglaries across various suburbs including Perth, Noranda, Kenwick, Booragoon, Secret Harbour, Subiaco, Melville, Gosnells and Warnbro.

Police say that in the early hours of Tuesday September 3, the group stole  $300,000 worth of electronics from the Garden City Apple store.

They also allege $50,000 worth of cigarettes was stolen from a supermarket in Noranda on Friday August 30.

Charges have also been laid over the theft of five vehicles stolen from a used car dealership in Kenwick sometime between Saturday August 31 and Monday September 2.

These vehicles were later found burnt out.

Five people have been charged over the incidents as a result of search warrants executed in East Cannington, Gosnells and Lynwood.

A 32-year-old Maddington man was hit with 34 charges, including three of aggravated armed robbery, six counts of stealing a motor vehicle, eight counts of aggravated burglary and commit.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday December 18.

A 14-year-old boy from Lynwood is facing 32 charges, including seven counts of aggravated burglary and commit, five counts of criminal damage by fire and three counts of aggravated burglary with intent.

The boy will face Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday November 13.

A 15-year-old boy from Maddington is also facing 32 charges, including eight counts of stealing a motor vehicle and seven counts of aggravated burglary and commit.

He is due to face Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday November 20.

A 20-year-old woman from Baldivis has been charged with one count of stealing and will appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 3.

A 20-year-old woman from Gosnells has been charged with one count of receiving and will appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday December 3.