#TougherForCrooks – Att. Aggravated Burglary with Intent, Steal Motor Vehicle, Criminal Damage by Fire, Middle Swan – one man arrested…….
Midland Detectives are investigating an incident which occurred at a bottle shop early this morning (Thursday 18 February 2016) in Middle Swan.
Just after midnight, police were called to Dance Drive for reports of a silver Kia Sportage acting suspiciously in a nearby carpark.
It will be alleged the Kia Sportage drove at the front roller doors of the bottle shop and became impaled on the bollards. The driver attempted to reverse the vehicle several times. The vehicle was unable to be freed and was set alight.
The vehicle was engulfed in flames which spread to the shop front. Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called and extinguished the fire.
Three men ran from the scene and one of the men was arrested nearby.
A 25 year old man from Lockridge has been charged with one count each of Attempted Aggravated Burglary with intent, Criminal damage by fire, Steal Motor Vehicle. He is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday 18 February 2016.
Police are seeking information in relation to the other two men. One is described as being dark skinned, heavy build, approximately 25 years of age. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black baseball cap and black shorts. The other man is described as being dark skinned, medium build, approximately 25 years of age. He was wearing a red t-shirt with a white stripe to the side, black shorts and black shoes.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or report the information online at http://www.crimestopperswa.com.au
Source: Western Australia Police (Facebook)
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