Charges laid after thieves target newsagency twice in one night

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Kwinana Police Senior Sergeant Anthony Thompson , Wellard Square Gifts and News Owner Ned Vulin and Kwinana Police detective sergeant Jenny Walsh are appealing for information following a burglary at the newsagent.
Camera IconKwinana Police Senior Sergeant Anthony Thompson , Wellard Square Gifts and News Owner Ned Vulin and Kwinana Police detective sergeant Jenny Walsh are appealing for information following a burglary at the newsagent. Credit: Pierra Willix

Just weeks after opening, Wellard Square Gifts and News has been targeted by thieves, broken into twice in one night last month, with a significant amount of property stolen.

In the early hours of Tuesday, February 5, three people allegedly kicked in the front glass door to gain entry. Once inside, it is alleged they stole items ranging from two jewellery stands, cigarettes and cash, and even an AFL team mug.

Detective-Sergeant Jenny Walsh said just hours later, a car driving past the shop saw the broken glass door and soon after, a second burglary occurred where more items were stolen. “We think this was, unfortunately a purely opportunistic crime after these people saw what had already happened,” she said.

Kwinana police Senior Sergeant Anthony Thompson said two people had been charged with aggravated burglary and commit but said another person involved was soon to be charged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online

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