City of Melville: police target car break-ins at popular water hot spots

City of Melville: police target car break-ins at popular water hot spots

POLICE attention will turn to popular recreation spots by the water over the coming weeks as a district-wide push to limit the number of valuables being stolen from cars enters its second month.

Operation Suris, which began last month, involves police from four south metropolitan stations.

Palmyra Police Detective Sergeant Anthony Thompson said popular recreation spots including Point Walter in Bicton, Mt Pleasant’s Deep Water Point Reserve and Heathcote Reserve were areas where vehicle break-ins were common.

He said more police attention would be directed here.

“There does not appear to be any particular group type that is being targeted,” he said.

“Most offences occur with offenders breaking windows to gain entry into the vehicle.

“Wallets, mobile phones and laptops are the main targets.

“Offenders generally steal credit cards and use them quickly before these items are cancelled.”

Detective Sgt Thompson said the operation had led to the apprehension and questioning of one man in relation to a car break-in.

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