Stolen Nedlands Subaru linked to police shooting

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A SUBARU stolen in Nedlands is allegedly connected to a crime spree in western and other suburbs that led to man being shot in the vehicle in Seville Grove last Thursday.

“We will allege there was an large influx of stealing from motor vehicles in Cottesloe and Mosman Park, but also across other districts,” Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton said.

Sgt Warburton said the spree was identified using Operation Suris which was recently introduced to the western suburbs to combat thefts from cars, and required the co-operation of Fremantle, Wembley and Perth police and detectives.

The silver Subaru Impreza was allegedly taken with a Honda Legend from a Melvista Avenue, Nedlands home about 1.30am on August 14.

The vehicles and a Toyota taken from a nearby home are suspected to have been then used as transport to multiple thefts from vehicles on Davies Road, Claremont and other parts of the suburb.

The Honda was found abandoned on Stirling Highway in the suburb later that night.

Sgt Warburton said the alleged crime spree started when a car was broken into and a laptop, sunglasses and a backpack were taken from a home in Peppermint Grove overnight on June 15.

It will be alleged stolen credit cards from a car broken into in East Fremantle, and used for fraud at Caltex Mosman Park, led police to a South Lake woman (31) who was arrested in Mosman Park on August 16.

That day, an Armadale man (31) allegedly threatened police by ramming their patrol car with the stolen Subaru on the driveway of a Seville Grove home.

The man was shot by police and received a non-life threatening wound to his shoulder.

He will reappear to face multiple charges at Armadale Magistrates Court today.

The South Lake woman is remanded in custody to face multiple fraud, car theft, stealing and criminal damage charges in court on August 31.