Thieves target bikes, scooters

Senior Sergeant Glenn Dowding said people in high theft areas might be eligible for an alarm.

“Scarborough police will contact scooter and bike owners in areas of high activity with a view to supply alarms,” he said.

“Unlike cars, scooters aren’t fitted with anti-theft devices and are being targeted by offenders as an easy option to steal.”

Sgt Dowding said Scarborough Local Policing Team had been investigating these offences and two juveniles and one adult had been charged with stealing motor vehicles.

Sgt Dowding said Scarborough police were involved in the WA Police Tougher for Crooks campaign.

“Part of the campaign is engaging scooter and motor bike owners and providing advice on protecting their property,” he said.