City of Stirling security and Scarborough police team up to nab pair of offenders

CITY of Stirling security officers and Scarborough police worked together to stop two offenders on a crime spree in Karrinyup and surrounding suburbs.

About 6.15am on October 22, two people entered a Bridgewater Crescent home through a dog door and took a set of keys from the house.

Shortly after, Stirling security officers received a call from a distressed resident about a suspicious vehicle in her driveway.

Security officers arrived at the premises and liaised with police, who found that the vehicle was possibly stolen.

One of the male offenders assaulted a security officer while they were waiting for police to attend.

A 24-year-old Balcatta woman and a 24-year-old Koondoola man were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, stealing a motor vehicle and attempted burglary.

The pair were remanded in custody and will appear in court at a later date.

Senior Sergeant Glenn Dowding said police believed the pair was responsible for burglaries in Karrinyup, Craigie, Cloverdale and Scarborough.

“It is good to get this pair off the streets,” he said.

A City of Stirling spokeswoman said police had thanked the security officers for their efforts in detaining the offenders.

“Without the co-operation of police and security officers, both of these people could still be active within our community,” she said.

“We urge residents to call police on 131 444 in the first instance where there is suspicion of criminal behaviour or in the event of any imminent risk call 000 immediately.”