Police issue warning over spate of thefts

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A spate of thefts earlier this week has prompted Jurien Bay police to issue a reminder to residents to lock up their properties and vehicles.

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning police received three reports of thefts from unlocked cars and one report of an unsecured push bike being stolen from the front of a property.

The thefts occurred on Hasting Street, Parakeet Bend, and Tern Way.

Police said the thieves stole a remote control for a garage, CDs, and a dash camera, while the bike was later found dumped on Hasting Street.

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Police have urged members of the community to report suspicious behaviour after they became aware someone saw a group of youths in a garage on the night in question but didn’t report it to police.

“We were on patrol that evening, and if we had received a call we could have been there straight away,” Jurien Bay Police Station officer-in-charge Sergeant Mark Marriott said.

Sergeant Marriott said it was unusual to have a spate of such crimes occurring in one evening.

“Police would like to remind everyone to lock all their items to make it harder for thieves, and if you see something suspicious, please report it as soon as possible to 131 444 or your local police station,” he said.

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