Scarborough police warn shoppers of distraction scam after Innaloo incident

Scarborough police warn shoppers of distraction scam after Innaloo incident

SCARBOROUGH police are warning shoppers of a scam designed to steal belongings from cars after an incident on August 15.

The incident occurred at Morris Place shopping centre in Innaloo when a women was loading bags of groceries into her car.

About 3.30pm, the woman then heard a loud bang on the roof of her car which caused her to get out of the car and talk briefly with a women on a bicycle.

While she was distracted by the woman, another individual opened the passenger side of the car and stole her handbag and other belongings.

The woman is described as mid 30s with dark skin and slim build.

Senior Sergeant Glen Dowding said shoppers needed to be aware of their surroundings at all times and ensure their car was locked.

“Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage, if anyone saw anything suspicious in the Innaloo area please contact Scarborough police on 9441 6400,” he said.

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