Geraldton Police are searching for a gang of youths who smashed their way into Caltex Rangeway at the weekend, in what’s been described as a “brazen” early morning burglary.
Police this week released CCTV footage of a second burglary that happened at the same service station on September 30, again involving a gang of youths.
The footage shows about 15 youths converging on the service station at 2.30am, some of them can be seen throwing large rocks through the windows.
One male youth is seen climbing inside the store and over the counter, removing the cash register while passing other items to people waiting outside.
He can be seen bleeding heavily from his forearm after climbing through the broken window.
Police have called on the public to help to identify three males (pictured), who they said played a key role in the burglary.
Geraldton Police operations manager Grant Rosman said police obtained forensic evidence from both incidents and are awaiting those results.
“The footage shows a large group of people at the front of Caltex, however, it appears that at least three were directly involved with the burglary,” he said.
“A full inventory of items stolen has not been supplied to date, however the footage shows confectionery and the electronic cash box being stolen.
“Geraldton Police are investigating and have obtained forensic evidence that has been sent for analysis. We are waiting for the results of that analysis.”
Police described the first person of interest being a dark skinned male, about 173cm tall and of a slim build.
He was wearing a black and yellow baseball cap, green T-shirt, dark long pants and white shoes.
The second person of interest is described as being a fair skinned male, approximately 168cm tall and of a slim build.
He was wearing a white baseball cap, black top with white stripes and black long pants.
The third person of interest is described as being a dark skinned male, about 165cm tall and of a slim build.
He was wearing a black baseball cap and white jumper.
Anyone with information in relation to the identity of these pictured is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.