Motorbike theft surge

Forrestfield Police emphasise the importance of promptly reporting any suspicious activities to the Forrestfield police station or the hotline.
March 21, 2024

FORRESTFIELD police Sergeant Kel Ellis has voiced concern over the recent surge in criminal activities affecting the community.

With motorbike thefts, retail thefts, and security challenges at tourist attractions on the rise, Sergeant Ellis is spearheading efforts to address these issues head-on.

“In just the past week, we’ve seen up to six machines stolen, posing not only a threat to road safety but also potentially linked to wider criminal activities,” Sergeant Ellis said.

In response to the escalating motorbike thefts, Sergeant Ellis has launched a localised policing operation to highlight the severity of the situation.

Urging residents to be vigilant and enhance their security measures, Sergeant Ellis emphasised the importance of promptly reporting any suspicious activities to the Forrestfield police station or hotline.

Additionally, she encouraged the community to share any dashcam footage that could aid in identifying the culprits.

Sergeant Ellis then commented on the rise in retail thefts and assured local businesses of Forrestfield Police’s unwavering support.

“We’re fully committed to providing support and home security advice to businesses to target harden establishments against theft and ensure the safety of our community,” she said.

She said the security challenges facing Forrestfield’s tourist attractions, such as Lesmurdie Falls and the Zig Zag, have not gone unnoticed.

Sergeant Ellis emphasised the need for proactive measures to protect belongings and encouraged community involvement in safeguarding the neighbourhood.

She called upon the community to unite and actively participate to maintain the safety of the City of Kalamunda, and underscored the collective effort needed to preserve the beauty of the area and make it a safer place for everyone.

“Your help is key in ensuring the safety of our area,” she said.

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