Thieves wreak havoc in Bunbury overnight

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A group of thieves caused havoc across Bunbury overnight in a brazen burglary spree targeting several businesses.

The thieves used a stolen Toyota Hilux utility to get to several different businesses between Davenport, Bunbury and Treendale and caused extensive damage to properties.

Some business owners have taken to social media, sharing closed-circuit TV footage of the burglaries and voicing their frustrations.

The spree started about 9.30pm when the offenders forced entry to Water Corporation’s Richter Road office in Davenport where the thieves rummaged through the office.

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Police believe the thieves may have been looking for car keys.

The thieves then targeted South Regional TAFE where three offenders broke into a maintenance workshop and rummaged through an office before stealing the utility and driving off through two compound gates.

Bridgestone Select Tyre and Auto in Treendale was hit next at 2am when the thieves forced entry through a rear door before stealing a cash register with $50 inside.

Police saw the stolen car, but its driver evaded police by speeding away on Forrest Highway.

Ikon Glass South West in Davenport, Ortons in South Bunbury, Work Clobber in East Bunbury and Sandridge Village Fish and Chips were also hit.

Thieves got away with only a small amount of cash and some tools.

Bunbury police are investigating and calling on anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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