Scooter’s suspected link to spree

Police believe a stolen scooter was used in a series of burglaries.
Police believe a stolen scooter was used in a series of burglaries.

‘Their method appeared to be smash a front window, or door, and grab tills’ floats,’ Senior Sergeant Travis Walsh said.

The spate included robbing a Hay Street, Subiaco shop, a pet meat supplier in Oxford Street, Leederville and an outdoor living centre in Scarborough Road, Mount Hawthorn, and six other undisclosed locations.

Snr Sgt Walsh said the thieves could have stolen cash floats of $50 to $100 at each location.

Two men wearing dark clothing rode a Vespa scooter when they were captured on CCTV when the outdoor living centre was raided.

Snr Sgt Walsh said the scooter’s suspected use in the burglaries was discovered two days later when it was reported stolen from a McCourt Street, West Leederville house about midnight on the night of the raids.

The scooter remains missing, and Snr Sgt Walsh said any sighting of it during the burglaries or afterwards should be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.