South West hit by weekend crime spree

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A school has been targeted and a Bunbury business ram raided during a crime spree across the city at the weekend.

Bunbury police believe the spate of break-ins which started with a stolen vehicle being used to ram raid Hamon Tyre & Exhaust Centre at Sandridge Road on Saturday morning are linked.

The 2013 Isuzu utility was stolen from West Busselton overnight on Friday and has since been found burnt out in Dalyellup.

Thieves targeted the HTEC store early Saturday morning, using the car to push open the front doors and stealing a set of wheels and tyres.

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The thieves then smashed a window at the neighbouring Full of Beanz Coffee drive-through store in an attempt to steal a charity tin, only to discover it was empty.

Dalyellup College was hit next about 8.30pm Saturday when thieves broke into the school’s administration block and tried stealing several televisions mounted on walls.

The thieves were again unsuccessful, unable to remove the TVs.

Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre was the final target, with thieves gaining entry to the centre sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Specs 2-4-1 was broken into and the damage is still being assessed.

Officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Mal Jones said police were looking into a number of lines of inquiries, including closed-circuit TV footage and information from the community.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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