A 30-year-old man allegedly involved in seven serious home invasions and burglaries across the Perth region will face court today.
The alleged crime spree happened between June 27 and 28 across the suburbs of Wellard, Secret Harbour, Greenfields, Dudley Park, Mandurah, Baldivis and Karawara.
Police say during some of the incidents the accused man was armed, threatened members of the public, and stole five cars and a number of personal items.
He also allegedly committed family violence acts last weekend between October 10 and 11.
Police arrested the Hammond Park man yesterday after stopping a car on Kwinana Freeway.
He was charged with 21 offences, including six counts of aggravated home burglary, three counts of aggravated armed robbery and one count of impeding another person’s normal breathing or blood circulation by applying pressure to neck.
The arrest comes after police put out a fresh appeal for information last week.
Police say the first incident happened at about 9pm on June 27 when two men broke into a home on Sapphire Close in Wellard and threatened the occupants of the home before stealing a silver Toyota Hilux.
A Holden Statesman was also seen leaving the address with the Hilux found abandoned on Donnelly Gardens in Dudley Park the next day.
Just over an hour later, a man allegedly entered a home on Surf Drive in Secret Harbour through an unlocked door. The man attempted to steal a handbag and car keys, but was disturbed by a woman who lived at the home.
It’s alleged he then punched the woman in the face, before fleeing the property and leaving in a silver utility.
About 45 minutes later, at around 11pm, police say a man broke into a home on Bortolo Drive in Greenfields, but was again disturbed by the occupants of the house. The man fled into the backyard and jumped a fence, before speeding off in a waiting car. It’s believed no items were stolen from the home.
Then about 10 minutes later three men, one armed with an axe, allegedly forced entry to a nearby home and demanded car keys from the occupants, before stealing a black 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution sedan.
This abandoned vehicle was located the next day on Peel Street in Mandurah.
That same night, between 11pm and 3am, police say a home on Chepstow Drive in Mandurah was also burgled. The thieves stole several items form the home including a grey 2018 Mazda CX-3 station sedan.
Again, the abandoned car was located the next daythis time on Oak Way in Baldivis.
Several men also allegedly entered a home on Eight Road in Baldivis at about 12.30am that night and demanded car keys from the occupants before making off with a 2008 black Holden Clubsport sedan.
The vehicle was recovered later that day on Walanna Drive in Karawara, not far from the site of another burglary, which happened on Kardan Circuit just hours before. It’s alleged during this break in, a number of personal belongings were stolen as well as a 2002 white Holden Statesman sedan.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information regarding any of the incidents are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au