SWANBOURNE residents caught and held a man who was allegedly stealing from a 4WD near the intersection of Kirkwood and Wood streets about 7.30 this morning.
“He allegedly attempted to steal a handbag from a car nearby,” Sergeant Paul Gelmi said.
Sgt Gelmi said the residents grabbed the man when he attempted to run from the $WD, and kept him until Cottesloe police arrived.
In the past week, there have been at least three reports of thefts from cars in Swanbourne, and another four in nearby Cottesloe.
Sgt Gelmi said it would be investigated if the incidents were linked, and if they have any connection with the man.
Police were still interviewing a Fremantle man (32) this afternoon.