Crime in your suburb: Southern Gazette

Crime in your suburb: Southern Gazette

Our routine daily patrols are seeing far too many garage doors open in full view of the road and pedestrian users.

Inside garages were seeing expensive push/motor bikes, gardening tools, fishing and sporting equipment just to name a few.

On top of this owners and occupiers of these premises are out. Considering the large amount of reports of property theft and burglaries though unlocked doors and windows it is very disappointing the crime safety message is not getting through to these people, with the majority doing the right thing.

We are seeing a rise in vehicles stolen after keys are left in the vehicle ignition or glove box, along with the customary change in the console.

Offenders do not need this open invitation to steak.

We are asking home owners to review what security they have and not give thieves a free kick into your house.

Please report suspicious behaviour to police on 13144

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Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy, Officer in charge, Kensington Police

1 RIVERVALE

POLICE are asking for the public’s help after a spate of armed robberies of bottle shops in the Rivervale and Bentley areas during May.

In all three robberies, staff were threatened with a knife before the offender stole money and fled on foot.

The man ) is described as being fair-skinned, about 183cm tall with a medium build.

He was wearing denim jeans and a black hooded jumper.

The first incident occurred about 6.05pm on Monday, May 18, at a bottle shop on Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale.

The second incident occurred about 11.45am on Friday, May 22, and the third incident at 12.55pm on Saturday, May 23, both at a liquor store in a shopping centre on Albany Highway in Bentley.

A silver VE Holden Commodore was seen in the area and police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the car around the time of the incidents in Bentley.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

2 KENSINGTON

Kensington detectives are seeking information regarding an aggravated armed robbery in Queens Park on Tuesday, June 9 in which the victim received a laceration to her head.

About 6.45am, a 26-year-old woman was walking along George Street in Queens Park when she was approached by a man who had just exited a vehicle parked on the kerb.

The offender produced a large knife and attempted to take the victim’s purse.

The victim struggled with the offender and as a result she received a laceration to her head, which required medical attention.

During the incident, the victim’s mobile phone and purse fell from her handbag and the offender picked them and was last seen leaving in the vehicle he was originally sitting inside.

The offender is described as fair skinned, in his late 20s to early 30s, 18-188cm tall and wearing a black hooded jumper with white logo across the chest and dark shorts.

The vehicle is described as an older model green hatchback.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who has information regarding the green hatchback that was parked on George Street, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.