Crime Watch: Thieves targeting Perth homes

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“SCARBOROUGH Police are concerned about a recent spate of home burglaries.

“We’ve had several burglaries where offenders have entered through unlocked doors and garages so people need to lock up.

“We are also aware of a number of incidents where occupants have disturbed burglars.

“I encourage residents to keep an eye out and report any suspicious behaviour to police immediately.” – Scarborough Police Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall

Scarborough Police Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall. Photo: Martin Kennealey

 

INNALOO

A MAN is facing court after an alleged property damage rampage through Scarborough and Innaloo.

Scarborough police received multiple reports of a ute sideswiping cars on Sackville Terrace and Barnes Street on June 8.

The car allegedly collided with a tree near the Saint Hotel.

The driver left the vehicle and the driver was allegedly seen exiting the vehicle.

He then allegedly damaged cars on Bates and Odin roads and removed number plates from the vehicles.

Police arrested the man on Huntriss Road, where he was found to be in possession of 15 licence plates.

He also allegedly possessed an imitation pistol.

The 28-year-old Willetton man will face charges including reckless driving, unlawful damage and stealing on July 8.

GWELUP

SCARBOROUGH police have charged a 38-year-old man over a home burglary.

The man, of no fixed address, allegedly broke into the locked garage of a home on Calautti Court in Gwelup on June 9 at 12.30am.

He allegedly took an esky from the garage and filled it with meat products from the residents’ freezer before breaking into the shed.

The man then tried to break into the home via the back door but a male occupant confronted him and held the door shut while a woman called police.

Officers attended with a police dog and handler, who arrested the man.

He was also charged with stealing beef from a Balcatta supermarket in February and will face Perth Magistrates Court on July 1.

 

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OSBORNE PARK

TWO cars were stolen from Osborne Park businesses in separate incidents last week.

A staff member had started opening Thrifty Car and Truck Rental on Hector Street on June 11 when they heard glass breaking at 5.10am.

They locked themselves in the bathroom and called police.

The offenders stole the $300 float from the office and took keys for a Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they also stole. The car was recovered on June 13 in Mirrabooka after it was involved in a police pursuit.

On June 13 at 2am, offenders forced open the front door to Evolve Motorsports on Collingwood Street.

They ransacked the office before stealing a blue Holden Commodore from the premises.

SCARBOROUGH

THIEVES targeted properties on Calais Road in Scarborough on June 12.

Offenders entered a home between 7pm and 8pm through an unlocked front door while the occupants were in another room.

They stole a handbag and left unnoticed. They then took car keys from the handbag and stole a Mitsubishi ASX from the property.

There was an attempted burglary further down the road in Wembley Downs at 7.10pm that night.

The offender was picking the front door lock to the house but was disturbed by a young female resident who had been expecting a food delivery.

 

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STIRLING

A THIEF has stolen a wallet from a Stirling home while the occupants were asleep.

Police believe the burglar entered the Sandrigo Way house through the garage door, which had accidentally been left open, and the unlocked connecting door.

A male resident reported being woken by a noise on June 14 at about 1am.

When he went to investigate, he saw someone running away from the house and found a wallet had been stolen from the kitchen table.

 

Report information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online

Scarborough Police (non-urgent issues): 9441 6400