Police vow to tackle burglary spike

Senior Sergeant Pat Kelly said the 2012-model white Audi station wagon was taken from a Florence Street, Nedlands home between 9am and 9.15pm on October 11, where thieves also stole computers, jewellery, mobile phones and a digital camera.

The car was found in Kalgoorlie on October 14.

Burglars also robbed the Stirling Highway offices of Forge Group Construction, MobilefoneCare and Worldwide Printing after disabling a power box at the back of the offices, before stealing a laptop and mobile phone overnight on October 14.

Another five burglaries were reported in Monash and Martin avenues and Kingston Street, Nedlands in the week until October 13, while there were four reported thefts from cars on Stanley and Webster streets and another on Kingsway, Nedlands, when minor items were taken overnight on October 15.

Sgt Kelly said was difficult to determine if all the crimes were linked and if the suburbs were being targeted by a group from outside the area, but the crimes had been incorporated in his ongoing anti-burglary Operation Catchfly and he urged residents to report suspicious activity.

In Dalkeith, wallets were stolen from four vehicles in Hobbs Avenue on October 15.

‘While I understand for a lot of people losing a lot of money is not a concern; what is problematic is renewing their credit cards and having their ID renewed,’ Senior Sergeant Michael Dalla-Costa said.

See Streetwatch, page 10