POLICE say a group of four young men may be connected to a spate of at least 15 thefts from cars, the robbery of a pizza delivery driver and a burglary in Subiaco and adjacent suburbs this week.
“That’s three stealings from cars a day, on average,” Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said.
Sgt Foley said members of the public who are out late at night should be aware of their personal security and that of their valuables.
Cars were broken into in Karrakatta, Wembley, West Leederville and Subiaco since Monday .
The items taken from each vehicle included loose change, wallets, iPhones and small valuables.
Sgt Foley said it appeared the group walked the streets on foot looking for cars with visible valuables.
However, the crimes increased in seriousness when the pizza delivery driver was robbed.
Sgt Foley said four dark-skinned men approached the driver when he was in his car in the driveway of units in Subiaco Road, Subiaco about 10.30pm on Tuesday.
“They threatened him, demanded money, and he gave them his wallet,” Sgt Foley said.
Police suspect the men may have also been involved in an attempted burglary, when nothing was taken after a front window was forced open, at a home in Court Place, Subiaco about 2am on Wednesday.