Police charge man after damaging multiple ATMs

Regional Investigations Unit detectives have charged a man as part of their ongoing investigation into the damage of automatic teller machines (ATM) across various suburbs.

It is alleged between 13 and 30 December 2020, the man was involved in the damage of bank ATMs in the suburbs of Booragoon, Canning Vale, Malaga, Palmyra, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Subiaco, Warnbro and Warwick. It is further alleged that whilst damaging some of the ATMs, money was stolen.

The 41-year-old man from Huntingdale has been charged with:-

• 15 counts of Stealing from Locked Box or Other Receptacle;

• 1 count of Possess Drug (Meth); and

• 1 count of Possess Smoking Paraphernalia.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 31 December 2020.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone with information regarding these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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