Eaton thieves take briefcase from behind counter
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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