Crooks target homes and boats

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
Rockingham Police are urging the community to make it harder for crooks.
Camera IconRockingham Police are urging the community to make it harder for crooks.

Rockingham police are urging the community to make it harder for crooks after an increase in burglaries from homes and boats parked in front of residences in the last fortnight.

Senior Sergeant Brett Reyne said the community should be aware of a series of daylight burglaries in the Port Kennedy and Waikiki areas.

“Offenders are on foot or bicycle and targeting unsecure premises, stealing money, wallets, handbags and jewellery — essentially whatever they can carry,” he said.

“The description of the offenders is generally teenagers in twos or small groups, who are jumping fences and checking for backyard entry points.”

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Sen. Sgt Reyne said in Rockingham several potential thieves had been chased by homeowners, with the would-be offenders again targeting unlocked premises.

He said boats were also being targeted, with a 3.3m white fibreglass flat-bottom dinghy stolen from Safety Bay, which is yet to be found.

“Property is being stolen out of boats in front of residences, and on two occasions boats on trailers were hitched up to vehicles and have been driven away,” Sen. Sgt Reyne said.

“One was recovered nearby.”

Anyone with information on potential crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at crime stoppers-wa.com.au.

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