A MAN has chased after burglars “in his undies” following a horror night of car break-ins through Scarborough and Wembley Downs.
A Wembley Downs resident shared the account on social media of an attempted burglary of her home.
She said her family was woken at 1.30am by two people trying to enter their house after stealing the garage remote control from their car parked in the driveway.
“Hubby chased them all the way down Maisie onto Glenelg and down to Weaponess (in his undies) calling them every name under the sun,” she wrote.
“He tried to flag down a car passing (sorry if that was you), not ideal to stop at 1.30 in the morning to a man with no shoes on and in his undies!”
She said she and her children were “terrified”, not knowing if the offenders were in the house or not.
The incident was reported to Scarborough Police, who received 15 other reports of cars broken into overnight on July 31.
Seven of these occurred in Scarborough, including four on Burniston Street, four in Wembley Downs and three in Karrinyup.
Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said offenders smashed car windows to gain entry in most cases, with wallets, handbags and drivers licenses predominantly stolen.
He said it was disappointing and though people were locking their cars, it was important to remove any valuable items.
“We encourage people to get their cars up off the road verge and up as close as they can to their property,” he said.
“I just urge people to bring their bags and purses inside.”
Police will review CCTV footage after one of the credit cards stolen was used to make four subsequent fraudulent purchases.