Police are receiving weekly complaints about purses being stolen from hand bags whilst people are out enjoying a day at the shops. More often than not unsuspecting victims don�t know that their purses have been stolen until they go to pay for their items at the checkout. Most victims are at a loss to know when or where the offence had taken place, which indicates the thieves carefully identify their targets. To lessen the chance of becoming a victim of this type of crime always place your handbag in a position that you have control over it. If you believe you are being watched and may become a target, approach security staff within the shopping centre and request assistance. Remember be vigilant, only take with you what you need when you go shopping and report any suspicious behaviour immediately.
Belmont OIC Senior Sergeant Peter Arancini
About 3.15pm on March 4, a woman was waiting to be served at the Centrelink office on Shepperton Road when she had her mobile phone stolen.
It is believed the incident occurred while she stood up to get the attention of a passing staff member.
Police have released a CCTV image of a female who they believe can assist them with their inquiries.
The female is described as fair-skinned, 30-40 years old. She had a large build and long dark hair.
She was wearing a striped t-shirt, knee-length denim shorts and thongs.
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. Quote Reference Number 7630.
A Porsche Macan was stolen from Karawara on April 7 and was left abandoned on Tonkin Hwy near Dunreath Drive in Redcliffe later that day.
A female with a fair complexion and bleached blonde hair, and two darker-skinned males were seen on Courtland Crescent shortly after leaving the car. If you saw them or have any information, contact police.
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Traffic became banked up on Shepperton Road and Oats Street around lunchtime on April 6 after a car crashed into a power pole. It left live wires on the road.
Traffic was back to normal by about 2pm.
At about midnight on April 3, a motorcycle failed to stop for police in Rivervale. It travelled onto Oats Street towards Orrong Road before police lost sight of it on Belgravia Street. Report any information to police.
Just before 1am on February 7, a taxi driver picked up a male from a sport club in South Perth.
During the journey to Belmont the male vomited on the front passenger seat and in the foot well of the taxi.
The taxi driver pulled over and attempted to radio for assistance but it is alleged the male became aggressive and punched him in the face.
The male then got out of the taxi but remembered the driver had his driver�s licence. He returned to the taxi and allegedly punched the driver in the chest, forcing him to give back the licence.
If you can help, call Crime Stoppers on1800 333 000. Quote Reference Number 7612.