A Nollamara woman (35) has been charged over the theft of purses at Karrinyup Shopping Centre on October 29.
“It will be alleged they were in a shopping trolley, inside a pram and on a pay counter when they were taken,” Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said.
Credit cards from the purses were used for 23 attempted and successful frauds nearby. The woman has been summonsed to appear at Perth Magistrates Court on January 29.
There were 43 reports of cars being broken into in the suburb and Gwelup early on Christmas Eve.
Sgt Wanstall said laptops, cash and wallets were taken and the spate would have high-priority investigation by Mirrabooka-based detectives.
Sgt Wanstall said the public had provided CCTV of the offenders.
A YELLOW and black 2013 Caterpillar excavator was stolen by an a man driving a white Ford utility on Swan Street about 6.30am on December 17.
Police said the man entered a building site by damaging fences before putting the excavator on the trailer.
The man (pictured) was described as thin; he wore a dark peaked cap, a high-visibility top, dark shorts and white running shoes.
- A MAN was hit in the head while being robbed by three young men in Sudbury Place about 9.30pm on October 25.
One was described as 18 years old with light brown skin, thin, with short brown hair. The others were aged about 16 and 18.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.