POLICE have had a spike of five reports of thefts and damage in wealthy Peppermint Grove during last weekend and this week.
“It’s an unusual surge of criminal activity,” Senior Constable Mark Matthews said.
A Mercedes hatchback and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken from a Johnston Street home in a burglary, an unlocked car was searched on View Street and sunglasses and coins taken from a vehicle, all overnight on January 5.
The following night, an inflatable water ride and kayak were taken from a boatshed at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, where graffiti was also painted.
About midnight on January 9, a man previously heard screaming and shouting was disturbed trespassing at offices on Johnston Street.
Constable Matthews said a broken glass table and light fitting were later found at the offices.