Anzac Day dawn theft nets $6000 of boating equipment

THIEVES stole $6000 of boating equipment from a boat in North Fremantle at 6am on Anzac Day last weekend.

Snr Const Pete Murphy said the theft happened at Pier 21 Marina.

�It�s a low act that when people are taking their time to go to dawn services, at the same time someone is taking advantage of there being fewer people about,� he said.

Police suspect a woman on the jetty wearing a striped top, with a child aged about seven, was looking for likely targets about 5.50am.

A short time later, CCTV recorded three Caucasian men going to a 10m cabin cruiser moored at the end of the jetty, breaking into the vessel and removing a GPS device, a VHF radio and a 5hp Mariner Outboard engine.

Snr Const Murphy said the youngest of the trio � aged about 17-19 and wearing jeans and a black t-shirt over his blue hooded jumper � carried the outboard engine from the boat along the jetty.

A man aged 20-30 � wearing blue shorts and a black t-shirt with a grey black hooded jumper � had a duffel bag in which police suspect the GPS and radio were carried.

The eldest man, aged about 40, wore jeans and a peaked black cap over with a hooded jumper pulled over.

Police have urged local residents to report suspicious activity near Pier 21 to Water Police on 9442 8600.