Thieves targeting commercial premises have caused nearly $300,000 damage and stolen $70,000 worth of items.
South Metropolitan District Crime Team officers have called for the public’s help in their investigation into a series of burglaries in their district over two months.
Police said there were about 10 burglaries in industrial areas in Jandakot, Henderson and Wattleup between May and June.
Offenders caused more than $290,000 damage and stole $70,000 worth of items.
Police said some of the damage was caused when the offenders drove a forklift into a fixed-wing Cessna in a Jandakot hangar.
“During several of these burglaries, the offenders have rammed roller doors at various premises, stealing industrial tools,” police said.
“On some occasions the offenders have used a forklift to load stolen tools on to the tray back of a white utility.”
One of the more distinctive property items stolen during the crime spree is a blue trailer with a 3m metal fuel tank valued at $6000.
Officers found a pair of red motorcycle gloves believed to have been used by the offenders during a burglary in Jandakot on June 16.
Anyone with information about the offences is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.