It is a huge Concern that we have people in our communities that prey on the elderly, frail and disabled. Thankfully the Mandurah Police caught and charged this one. Thanks must also go out to the members of the public that assisted the victim, and later assisting Police with vital information that assisted with the apprehension of this criminal. In My Opinion, people like that should be banned from the shopping centre that they targeted by order of the court.
Thanks & Regards *S*
Mandurah Stealing Arrest
(86yo female victim)
Mandurah Detectives and Mandurah Local Policing Team officers have charged an 18 year old man in relation to an incident yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 18 August 2015, in which an 86 year old woman’s handbag was stolen.
About 2:50pm an 86 year old woman was pushing a shopping trolley in the car park of the Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre when she was followed by a man who reached into her trolley and stole her handbag.
The offender ran from the scene, being chased by members of the public. He dumped the handbag in a nearby skip bin as he ran. The handbag and all its contents were recovered and returned to the woman.
The woman attended the Mandurah Police Station and reported the incident.
Mandurah Local Policing Team officers attended the shopping centre, and with the assistance of security staff identified a person of interest. The information was handed over to Mandurah Detectives and about 5:20pm a search warrant was executed at a residence on Steerforth Drive, Coodanup, and an 18 year old man was arrested.
An 18 year old man from Greenfields has been charged with Breach of Bail, and Stealing. He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Wednesday 19 August 2015.
Do you know these people?
Police believed the male in the white t-shift may have information to assist Police regarding the stealing of a charity tin from Muffin Break, Mandurah Forum on 29th of June 2015.
The other 3 persons were with him and may be able to assist with the investigation.
POI described as light skinned 178 cms tall, 17-19 years old, light wavy hair, wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.
Any information to Mandurah Local Policing Team on 9581 0222.
Ref: 300615 1248 88655