Police investigate burnt out cars, stolen plates

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Police are asking witnesses to come forward after two cars were found burnt near Buffalo Beach in the past month.
Camera IconPolice are asking witnesses to come forward after two cars were found burnt near Buffalo Beach in the past month.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward after two cars were found burnt near Buffalo Beach in the past month.

On April 29 a motorist parked his white Jeep Cherokee at Buffalo Beach carpark, where it had run out of fuel.

He left the vehicle at 10pm with the intention of coming back to retrieve it in the morning.

The car was found completely burnt out at 8.30am the next day by off-duty police officers who happened to be in the area.

A month earlier on March 29 another motorist broke down at the intersection of Buffalo Road and Forrest Highway.

The driver locked up and left the black Kia Sorrento wagon at the intersection at 7pm.

When she returned at about 9am the next day the vehicle had been completely destroyed by fire and the licence plate stolen.

Australind Sen. Sgt Mark Smith urged anyone who had information on either of these incidents to come forward.

“That’s two vehicles that have been burnt out in the space of a month,” he said.

“I’m sure people out there have heard other people bragging about torching cars.

“It’s an unfortunate warning to motorists to get their vehicle towed straight away, if not by a tow truck then by another vehicle.”

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or police on 131 444.

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