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Car pulled from water after overnight Mandurah crime spree

Police have pulled a 4wd from the waters of a Mandurah canal after series of violent robberies and several car thefts overnight.

Police divers spent the afternoon recovering the allegedly stolen Toyota Hilux with the assistance of a large crane.

The vehicle was deliberately driven into the water after six serious related incidents across Perth’s south.

Incident One:

Happened between 10pm on Thursday and 3am on Friday at a home along Chepstow
Drive in Mandurah.

The offenders foreced entry to the home and stole a handbag and car keys which they used to take a Mazda CX3 found at the home.

The Mazda was recovered in Baldivis on Firday.

Incident Two:

About 9pm, at a home along Sapphire Close in Wellard.

Two men entered the home, and threatened a man in his 20s before allegeldy stealing a silver Toyota Hilux. No one received injuries as a result of the incident.

Police divers and forensics spent the afternoon recovering the Toyota from the water of a Mandurah canal near Donnelly Gardens in Dudley Park.

Incident Three:

About 10:10pm, at a home on Surf Drive in Secret Harbour.

Two men entered the home, stole a handbag, threatened a man and assaulted a women in their 40s before leaving in a silver vehicle.

The women received minor injuries.

Incident Four:

Occurred about 10:55pm, at a home on Bortolo Drive in Greenfields.

Two men entered the home but were disturbed by the occupant (man in his 20s) before leaving the area.

Incident Five:

About 11:10pm, at a home along Darwin Terrace in Dudley Park.

Two men forced entry to the home and verbally threatened a father and son before stealing a black Mitsubishi Evolution.

The Mitsubishi was recovered on Chepstow Drive in Mandurah.

Incident Six:

About 12:30am, (Friday June 28) at a home along Eighty Road in Baldivis, Two men forced entry to the home and were disturbed bya man in his 40).

The men attacked the occupant before they stole a Holden Clubsport and fled the area.

Detectives believe these incidents are linked and would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the times of these incidents and have vision / dashcam footage of the men or vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at http://www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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