ATMs targeted in ram raids in Alkimos, Brentwood

An ATM was stolen from inside an Alkimos shopping centre. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d492744
An ATM was stolen from inside an Alkimos shopping centre. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d492744

UPDATE, April 27: POLICE have released CCTV footage of a ram raid in Alkimos on Friday morning.

The video shows a white utility being driven up stairs from Graceful Boulevard, through glass doors about 4.45am on April 26, and reversing out with the ATM in the tray two minutes later.

Alkimos ATM theft

WA Police release video of a ram raid and ATM theft in Alkimos. Read more at https://bit.ly/2IVER8a .

Posted by North Coast Times/Weekender on Friday, 26 April 2019

A police spokesman said the vehicle and the damaged ATM were located abandoned in Carabooda yesterday afternoon

The investigation into the burglary is ongoing and anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

All reports to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously and rewards are available.

EARLIER: DETECTIVES are investigating after two ATMs were targeted by offenders overnight – one in Alkimos and another in Brentwood.

According to WA Police, offenders used a vehicle to smash their way into The Gateway shopping centre in Alkimos and stole an ATM.

Brentwood Continental Deli was hit in a second ram raid just after 3am involving a white ute believed stolen from a house in Ascot.

The offenders, who stole cigarettes and cash, failed to get away with Brentwood deli’s ATM.

After this incident, Stockland Riverton was also damaged.

A number of items were stolen from a Telstra shop.

The Ute damaged a number of main entrances as it was driven out of the centre.

The Gateway shopping centre. Picture: Martin Kennealey

Police forensic officers arrived at Brentwood Deli about 6am and the incident upset locals.

“I’m so sorry to hear this – I honestly can’t believe it,” one local said.

“I’m so glad they’re insured.”

The deli has been targeted a few times by thieves over the past couple of years.

Brentwood Deli and Lunchbar. Pic Anton La Macchia.

Deli owners Dinh Dai Nguyen and Ngoc Thi Nguyen said they were sad and angry about what happened, but wanted to thank the public and loyal customers for all their help and support.

Regional Investigations Unit detectives are at The Gateway today and inquiries are continuing.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who saw the robbery or any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.

Alkimos ATM theft. Picture: Martin Kennealey

Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

There is nothing to suggest the incidents are linked.

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