Kensington Detectives have charged three men following the theft of six vehicles from a car yard in Welshpool early Friday morning, 27 May 2016.
It is alleged that at approximately 1:18am the gates of the yard were rammed by a Chevy Suburban before a number of people entered the car yard on Welshpool Road. Vehicle windows were smashed and lock boxes forced open to gain access to the vehicle keys.
In total, nineteen vehicles were entered, with many being moved so that specifically targeted vehicles could be accessed. Many of the vehicles moved were damaged, while six vehicles were stolen.
Kensington Detectives took carriage of the investigation and by 5pm 27 May 2016, had recovered:
– A Holden SSV Commodore sedan in Wattle Grove
– A Holden Calais sedan in Queens Park
– A Subaru WRX in Queens Park
– A Holden Commodore SS utility in Gosnells
– A Holden Commodore SSV utility in Byford.
During the investigation a jet ski and trailer believed to be stolen from a residential property in Queens Park was also recovered.
A 28 year old man from Warnbro was arrested in Wattle Grove and has been charged with:
– Steal Motor Vehicle
– 3 x Possession of Stolen or Unlawfully Obtained Property
– No Authority to Drive.
He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court Saturday, 28 May 2016 and was remanded in custody.
At approximately 2:08pm yesterday, Saturday 28 May 2016, Traffic Enforcement Group Officers sighted the remaining vehicle, a white Holden Commodore, utility travelling on Armadale Road, Forrestdale. It is alleged that the vehicle failed to stop for police and travelled at speed through Harrisdale and Canning Vale in an attempt to evade police.
The utility attempted to go off-road on Skeet Road, Harrisdale but became bogged and the two occupants fled on foot. Officers from Kensington Detectives, Traffic Enforcement Group, Dog Squad and Response Group searched the area and two men were arrested a short time later after allegedly breaking into and hiding in a member of the public’s house.
A 41 year old man from Perth was charged with Steal Motor Vehicle. He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today, 29 May 2016 and was remanded in custody.
A 41 year old man from Lockridge was charged with:
– Burglary and Commit
– Unlicensed Person Possess Firearm/Ammunition
– Possess a Prohibited Drug (Methylamphetamine)
He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today, 29 May 2016 and was remanded in custody.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.