Geraldton Police investigate two burglaries at Indah Spa and Geraldton Bikes after power outages

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Chris Martin.
Camera IconGeraldton Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Chris Martin. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardi/RegionalHUB

Geraldton Police are investigating two burglaries, one during a power outage across the Mid West when three iPads were stolen from a beauty spa, and a bike store break-in during which a $6000 specialised e-bike was stolen.

On Thursday, March 16, officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin said between 5am and 7.30am offenders gained entry to the front entrance of Indah Health + Beauty Spa on George Road by ripping off the door handle.

Sen. Sgt Martin said he would allege once the suspects were inside they rummaged throughout the office space and stole three iPad mini devices and left the premises.

It is unknown how many suspects were involved at this stage and police are tracking the stolen devices and awaiting forensic results.

“Due to the power outage there is limited CCTV footage covering the area, police have made some efforts to track the iPad minis which so far have been unsuccessful,” Sen. Sgt Martin said.

“We are awaiting forensic assessment which was taken from the damaged handle.”

The second break in occurred at 4.50am on Friday, March 17 at Geraldton Bikes & Boards on Chapman Road in Beresford.

Sen. Sgt Martin alleged suspects gained entry to the shop by bending the metal door panels on the north side of the building and once inside stole a specialised e-bike valued at $6000.

“Suspects have taken the bike across Chapman Road on to the beach and abandoned the bike near a rock seawall,” he said.

Police recovered the bicycle with a damaged kick stand and pedal and were requesting CCTV footage from surrounding businesses.

Geraldton Police are investigating both incidents and appealing for witnesses in the area or people who may have backup CCTV footage to contact police.

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