Warnbro man (28) facing charges for allegedly stealing nine vehicles from car yards

Warnbro man (28) facing charges for allegedly stealing nine vehicles from car yards

A WARNBRO man (28) is accused of stealing motor vehicles from a car yard.

Kensington Detectives charged three men following the theft of six vehicles from a car yard in Welshpool early on May 27.

Police claim the gates of the yard were rammed by a Chevy Suburban at 1.18am before a number of people entered the car yard on Welshpool Road.

Vehicle windows were smashed and lock boxes forced open to gain access to the vehicle keys.

In total, 19 vehicles were entered, with many being moved so that specifically targeted vehicles could be accessed.

Many of the vehicles moved were damaged, while six vehicles were stolen.

Detectives recovered a Holden SSV Commodore sedan in Wattle Grove, a Holden Calais sedan in Queens Park, a Subaru WRX in Queens Park, a Holden Commodore SS utility in Gosnells and a Holden Commodore SSV utility in Byford.

During the investigation a jet ski and trailer, believed to be stolen from a residential property in Queens Park, was also recovered.

The Warnbro man was arrested in Wattle Grove and has been charged with nine counts of stealing a motor vehicle, stealing by opening a locked room, box or other receptacle by means of a key or other instrument, criminal damage or destruction of property, unlawful damage and stealing, three counts of possessing stolen property and no authority to drive.

He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday, May 28 and was remanded in custody.

About 2.08pm on Saturday, May 28, Traffic Enforcement Group Officers saw the remaining vehicle, a white Holden Commodore, utility travelling on Armadale Road, Forrestdale.

It is alleged that the vehicle failed to stop for police and travelled at speed through Harrisdale and Canning Vale in an attempt to evade police.

The utility attempted to go off-road on Skeet Road, Harrisdale but became bogged and the two occupants ran off.

Officers from Kensington Detectives, Traffic Enforcement Group, Dog Squad and Response Group searched the area and two men were arrested a short time later.

Police claim they broke into a member of the public’s house and hid.

A Lockridge man has also been charged.