Crime in your suburb: Southern Gazette

South East Community Engagement Coordinator Matt Sharp
South East Community Engagement Coordinator Matt Sharp

One of the really enjoyable aspects of working alongside members of the community, like you, who reside or work in the South East corridor is getting to meet some really interesting people- often from diverse cultural backgrounds. The various life experiences, culture, food (even the spicy chillies) and language of members of our community contribute to the rich tapestry of people who make up our society. I am fortunate to be able to work alongside, to listen and be impacted by the life stories of some of those new to our community at Humanitarian Settlement Service orientation sessions. Last week I was honoured to be invited to address members of the Australian Arab Association at the commencement of the celebration of Ramadan. Though an outsider, the Association welcomed me and encouraged inclusivity for all that attended. WA Police encourages the same! Everyone, not matter your background or what language you speak has the right to and should feel safe, in their home and in our community.

South East Community Engagement Coordinator Matt Sharp


about 2.15am on June 13, a man armed with a small knife threatened staff at a service station on Canning Highway in South Perth.

The man fled on foot after being given a sum of cash.

He is described as 30 to 40-years-old with an olive complexion, medium build and short black hair.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Overnight on June 15, several vehicles in Rivervale were sprayed with green spray paint. If you have any information about this, contact Belmont LPT3.


A man with a knife threatened a staff member at a service station on Orrong Road in Kewdale about 11pm on November 16.

After entering, he went around the back of the counter where he held a knife, pointed it at the staff member, and demanded, “Money, Money, fast! I need money!”

The staff member opened the till draw, then backed away. The man took all the notes from the till, placing them into a white plastic carry bag he had brought with him.

The man was last seen running from the store, on to Orrong Road and heading in a south easterly direction.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man (right) who they believe can assist them with their inquiries.

He is described as light skinned with short brown hair and a goatee beard and moustache. He was wearing a white baseball cap with three blue stripes on the peak, black long sleeve jumper, dark coloured shorts with black and white sandals.

If you know the identity of this person or have any information about this offence make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered.


Police are reminding people to take valuables out of parked cars after three vehicles were targeted overnight on June 16 on Cargill Street in Victoria Park. Windows were smashed and property was stolen.