Crime in your suburb: Southern Gazette

It is often rumoured WA drivers are the worst in the land. It is not a goof mantle to hold and from what Police see, at times it pretty hard to argue against it. Despite the many warnings and campaigns on driving with alcohol in your system, child restraints, speeding, mobile phone use, speeding (the list goes on), we are seeing daily a general non-compliance from many motorists taking the risk of not getting caught. We cannot urge enough for drivers to put the mobile phone down when driving. We are at plaque proportions in issuing expensive fines for traffic breaches where the money could be better spent elsewhere. Can all motorists please consider yourselves, your passengers and other road users?. It is probably asking too much, however our general behaviour to the rules of the road needs to change for the better. Follow us on Twitter @KensingtonPol.

1 BurswoodA man received significant injuries after a knife attack in Burswood on March 27.

Perth detectives need the public�s help with their investigation into this attack.

On a Friday night, between 11pm and 1am, a 44-year-old East Perth man was with friends on Burswood Road in Burswood, when he decided to walk along Egham Road. An unknown man approached the victim and attacked him with a knife, leaving a wide laceration on his neck.

The victim managed to run away towards Burswood Road. There were several cars in the area at the time, but none stopped.

The victim flagged down a taxi which took him to Royal Perth Hospital. The man�s injuries required surgery and 36 staples to close the wound.

Police would like anyone who was in the area or saw the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

2 CloverdalePolice have released a composite image of an offender in an incident that occurred on April 15

About 2.40pm, a man armed with a knife entered a store located on Belmont Avenue in Cloverdale.

The man allegedly threatened a female staff member before locking her in the toilet.

The man stole a sum of cash before unlocking the toilet door and fleeing the store on foot.

He is described as having a dark complexion, approximately 178cm tall with a solid build. He was wearing a black or dark grey baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a black synthetic jumper with a zipper front, a dark t-shirt and dark denim jeans. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

3 East Victoria ParkOn May 10, two young people were throwing bricks on the road around Devenish and Pinedale streets in East Victoria Park. Police are reminding people to take care and report this behaviour.