Thousands lost in building site thefts

Sergeant Jason Macander is the new Officer in Charge at Yanchep Police Station
Sergeant Jason Macander is the new Officer in Charge at Yanchep Police Station

Those reports, in particular the burglary incidents are different from other areas in that the home is normally not occupied.

It is someone kicking in a door and stealing a stove-top, a hot plate, or a hot water system. Often keys are being used ” the building industry is doing this to itself as there are thousands of dollars’ worth of building material lying around.

Materials are delivered one day and are often stolen before they can be installed. Materials like sand, cement and lintels are commonly reported stolen; we have even had toilet roll holders reported stolen.

Each incident counts as an individual stealing offence, whether it is a toilet roll holder or something worth $10,000. If you see anything suspicious around building sites, call 131 444 immediately.