Police hunt brazen cactus thief in Perth’s western suburbs
Police are on the hunt for a brazen cactus thief in Perth’s western suburbs.
CCTV vision captures the man pulling into the driveway of a Swanbourne home, then cutting off a large branch with a machete.
The plant is believed to be worth about $2,000.
Wembley Police Senior Sergeant Peter Gilmore told Millsy it was a targeted incident.
“The matter is still under investigation, certainly we have some leads that we are looking at,” he said.
“It’s a targeted event, he is there for an unlawful event and targeted that particular cacti.”
Police are also investigating a number of similar incidents in the Floreat area, which they believe could be connected.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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(Photo: WA Police.)