Men run amok with aggravated burglaries

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TWO men in a white Toyota Camry are alleged to have been responsible for three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early this morning.

policeAbout 5am, police received a report that two men had used a crowbar to force the front doors of the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, robbing the tills and the cigarette cabinet. They also took off with bags of confectionary and a drink. The offenders fled in the white car with no registration plates.

About 5.20am, police were alerted to a car being driven into the front doors of Repco, on Hoskins Street, Mitchell. Two men were seen to leave the area in the white car, this time without headlights on. The business appeared to have been ransacked, though police are yet to confirm if any items were stolen during the incident.

By 5.50am, police were responding to an aggravated burglary at the Woolworths petrol station on Mawson Drive, Mawson, where the two offenders, wearing masks and gloves, gained entry by damaging the front doors and took a number of items. The Camry was seen leaving the area.

The offenders were described as being men of slim build and about 5’9” to 5’11” (175cm to 180cm) tall, wearing hooded jumpers, masks and gloves.

Police are seeking witnesses and CCTV footage in the surrounding areas. All premises were unoccupied at the time of the incidents.

Anyone who may have witnessed the aggravated burglaries or any suspicious activity early this morning at Wanniassa, Mitchell or Mawson are urged to call 1800 333 000, or via Information can be provided anonymously. 

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