West Perth burglary: trio charged after 91yo widow allegedly targeted

West Perth burglary: trio charged after 91yo widow allegedly targeted

A 91-YEAR-OLD widow living alone is unharmed after being the victim of burglary, allegedly by three thieves who took her husband’s souvenirs and valuables at her Cliff Street, West Perth townhouse between 7pm and 9pm on September 7.

“She was at home downstairs, and it will be alleged the thieves entered by climbing up to a second-storey balcony and opening a sliding door,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

It is estimated the thieves would have been in the house for about 10 minutes.

However, it was enough time for them to gather their $4000 haul, which allegedly included the dead husband’s WA Railways service medal and souvenir coins, Perth Mint and mining company coins, jewellery and credit cards.

Sgt Davis said it would be alleged the burglars were seen leaving the house on foot.

They were arrested by police at a car nearby.

“It will be alleged that when the car was searched it contained the stolen items,” Sgt Davis said.

A Midland woman (30) had charges of receiving stolen property dropped, but will reappear at Perth Magistrates Court about other alleged matters on September 28 and 30.

A Midland woman (33) charged with burglary appeared in court last Friday, and an Osborne Park man (33) charged with burglary has been remanded in custody to reappear in court on September 15.

Sgt Davis said more charges may be laid from continuing investigations into several other burglaries and fraud recently in West Perth.