Booze-stealing girl gang hits another Cottesloe bottleshop

Cottesloe Liquorland.
Cottesloe Liquorland.

A GIRL gang stealing alcohol is now targeting another bottleshop in a spate of thefts now lasting three weeks in Cottesloe.

Since Easter Saturday, girls aged 11 to 17 and one boy, have taken alcohol including pre-mixed drinks and bottles of spirits worth about $3000 during seven incidents at the BWS bottleshop at the Albion Hotel, Stirling Highway.

Senior Constable Mark Mathews said Cottesloe Liquorland, about 200m south on the highway, had now been targeted.

“They have been involved in previous similar thefts locally,” Constable Matthews said.

He said a girl aged 16-17 took two packs of pre-mixed drinks before insulting staff about 7.15pm on May 7.

The girl was described as having dark skin, about 175cm tall with dark hair in a bun.

On May 4, three girls and a boy took Jim Beam mixed drinks worth about $150.

One of the girls was described as 15 to 16, 160cm tall wearing a camouflaged hat, blue Reebok jacket and a bumbag.

The boy had a mullet hairstyle and wore a Chicago Bulls shirt with “13” written on the front.

Const Matthews said four dark-skinned young females, one of a solid build wearing a hooded jumper with a camel pattern, took two packs of vodka pre-mixed drinks from Liquorland about 1.30pm on May 2.

The group was afterwards seen heading towards the Cottesloe railway station.

An investigation into the spate of thefts has now been established by Fremantle police.