Bold Park car break-ins: thieves target Lexus in Swanbourne

Car owners are urged to be cautious at Bold Park.
Car owners are urged to be cautious at Bold Park.

THIEVES broke into three cars in Bold Park, City Beach, on Sunday before using keys they took to try and steal a Toyota Lexus from one of the victims’ homes.

The thieves smashed open the rear window of a Toyota Prius, belonging to Gary Baverstock and his wife, taking a handbag that had house keys, a purse and a phone.

They then went to Baverstocks’ home, in Congdon Street Swanbourne, at about 2pm, attempting to steal their Lexus.

“While we were bushwalking in the park they tried to get my wife’s car at home, but luckily a neighbour saw them and called police,” Mr Baverstock said.

Mr Baverstock and his wife returned from their walk to find the rear window of their Prius had been smashed at the park’s Camel Lake car park.

Mrs Baverstock’s had attempted to conceal her handbag by putting it in the boot, but this was not enough to deter the thieves.

“Two people of interest smashed their entry into the vehicle and stole a handbag out of the boot,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

Sgt Booker said the thieves used the stolen keys to open a rear gate at the Baverstock home, before accessing the house and garage where they attempted to take the Lexus.

However, as one of the thieves lifted the garage door it slammed shut, making a noise which alerted a neighbour.

One of the thieves ran out through the rear gate and jumped into his original vehicle, being driven by his accomplice.

“The accomplice reversed the vehicle and struck a wall, before going forward at speed and driving off, after which the witness phoned police,” Sgt Booker said.

At the car park, the thieves also took a brown handbag with a wallet from the front passenger seat of a Honda Jazz, and a handbag from the front passenger seat of a VW van.

One of the thieves was described as male, about 182cm tall, 25-30, medium build, dark skin, and wearing a black hooded jumper with the hood up, dark jeans, running shoes and gloves.

His male accomplice was 25-30, about 182cm, slim, light-coloured skin, wearing a grey hooded jumper with the hood over his head, dark jeans, running shoes and gloves.