Theft cycle stopped in tracks

The thefts took place in Booragoon, Mt Pleasant, Willetton, Cannington, Beaconsfield and Champion Lakes between April 4 and 14.

Laptops, purses, luggage, cameras, cash (Australian and foreign currencies), electronics, large numbers of mobile phones, jewellery, collectors items, two cars and two motorcycles were just some of the items taken.

Palmyra Police conducted four raids across a week in Beckenham, Munster and Brentwood, charging six people with 66 offences, some linked to other break-ins and thefts.

Sergeant Jason Walker said police had recovered and returned many stolen items to victims. A mobile phone retailer recovered some phones stolen as part of two burglaries in the past two months totalling more than $100,000 worth of stock.

Theft victims were invited to attend the station to view more than 1000 items and take their property home.

The grateful residents told the Melville Times police working on the case had been outstanding.

One man wrote to South Metropolitan District Superintendent Brad Sorrell, and said the officers involved had shown genuine care and exemplary service. Six people charged with 66 offences

A 26-year-old man from Brentwood was charged with six counts of aggravated burglary and commit; 12 counts of stealing, three counts of stealing a motor vehicle and no authority to drive. He will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court this week.

A 20-year-old Munster man, who police say also had three outstanding arrest warrants, was charged with six counts of aggravated burglary and commit; six stealing offences, three of stealing a motor vehicle, two breach of bail offences, possessing a prohibited drug and no authority to drive. He will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court this week.

A 21-year-old from Beckenham was charged with 10 counts of receiving stolen property, possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property, possession of a weapon, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug, two of possessing drug paraphernalia and possession of unlicensed ammunition. He was bailed on curfew and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on May 15.

A 19-year-old from Yokine was charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property and stealing a motor vehicle. He will appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on May 15.

A 15-year-old Beaconsfield boy and a 17-year-old from Brentwood were charged with aggravated burglary and commit and stealing and were bailed on curfew. They will appear in Perth Children’s Court this week.

Police inquiries are continuing and more charges are expected.