Nedlands resident sends warning to neighbours to be on watch for trespasser


Joshua Briggs caught a trespasser in his CCTV in Nedlands.
Joshua Briggs caught a trespasser in his CCTV in Nedlands.

NEDLANDS resident Joshua Briggs is warning neighbours of a trespasser and possible thief caught on CCTV at his Ord Street home at 12.20am and 3.30am in Nedlands last Monday.

“He disappeared for three hours and went over the back fence, then came back, so he could have gone into other people’s garages,” Mr Briggs told Western Suburbs Weekly.

The CCTV footage shows a man in a light-coloured hooded jacket, jeans, T-shirt and baseball cap stepping through tools and wheelbarrows at the side of Mr Briggs’ house

Mr Briggs was robbed of about $600 when he was burgled about a month ago, after which police forensically examined the house.

He is now concerned the thief may have returned to the neighbourhood.

“I wouldn’t have known he had been there unless I’d installed the camera for a rat problem,” Mr Briggs said.

Sergeant Paul Vojkovich investigated Mr Brigg’s trespass report, walking nearby streets including adjacent Napier Street, over two days last week.

Sgt Vojkovich said that apart from a trespass at distant Hollywood Primary School, there had been no reports of crimes near Ord Street during Easter.

However, he said all residents in the area, particularly Napier Street, should check their homes, garages and outbuildings if they have returned from Easter holidays.