Eaton thieves take briefcase from behind counter

Kate Fielding, SOUTH WESTERN TIMESSouth Western Times
Eaton thieves take briefcase from behind counter
Camera IconEaton thieves take briefcase from behind counter Credit: South Western Times

Australind police are investigating an opportunistic theft of an Eaton Fair shop owner’s briefcase yesterday.

Police allege about 4.30pm three offenders entered Eaton Fair Lottery Centre & News and left with the briefcase, which was hidden behind a shop counter.

Australind police officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Mark Smith said the incident happened while staff were busy serving customers.

He said three woman allegedly involved were seen leaving in a bronze or gold Mitsubishi Magna sedan with the number plate 1EMB677.

Police are today looking at closed-circuit TV footage at the shopping centre.

Sen. Sgt Smith said the shop owner had unfortunately exposed himself to a bit of risk in what he described as an opportunistic crime.

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