Murdoch Police continue to target thefts at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

WA Police Acting Sergeant Stephen Flanagan at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre. Picture: Jon Hewson
WA Police Acting Sergeant Stephen Flanagan at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre. Picture: Jon Hewson

NEW “state of the art” CCTV cameras have been installed at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre as part of Murdoch Police’s summer operation targeting stealing offences at the venue.

Murdoch Police Sergeant Paul Watts said the public would also have seen an increase in uniformed officers patrolling Kardinya and actively targeting offenders.

“All measures to apprehend and prosecute those responsible are being utilised,” he said.

“As a result of this strategy numerous offenders have been caught and prosecuted over the last couple of months.

“Murdoch Police request the public to remain vigilant with their property, as offenders are opportunistic and will steal items whenever the chance presents.

“Police request the public to secure valuables, remove items from your car and always lock your vehicle.”

Sgt Watts said police would continue to employ a number of tactics throughout the area to apprehend those targeting businesses and members of the public, including plain clothes officers and security where they have had great results.

“Police are still receiving stealing complaints from members of the public who are leaving their valuables unattended on trolleys while shopping, only to return and realise the items have been stolen,” he said.

“It’s up to everyone to tackle crime and the police are asking for members of the public to assist by being aware of their surrounds.”