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Youths caught in dangerous moped act after alleged Bunnings theft


Four young males have piled onto a single moped after an alleged raid on a hardware store in Perth’s northern suburbs.

A sharp-eyed customer recorded the hooded youths removing bolt cutters from their clothing before getting on a scooter and leaving the Bunnings in Malaga about midday on Sunday.

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Footage showed the quartet jump onto the scooter before riding away without helmets.

Ballajura Police are investigating and have urged anyone with dashcam, CCTV or information to come forward.

It is one of a growing number of crimes by youths on scooters in recent months.

Four young males crammed onto a moped after an alleged raid on a Bunnings store. Credit: WA Police

Last week, a Beechboro liquor store was robbed twice. On one occasion, scissors were flashed in the face of the owner and both times the thieves fled on scooters.

It has prompted store management to lock the front door, only allowing in customers they are certain will not steal.

“Due to staff safety the door is now locked at all times,” the sign reads.

“If you have been waiting long, ring (the) bell.”

A Perth bottle shop will only allow customers in if they are confident they will not steal. Credit: 7NEWS

In Fremantle, a US student was knocked unconscious when a rock was allegedly launched at him by teens on a moped.

York Danielson had to be treated in hospital for facial fractures, broken teeth, cuts and a black eye before he was discharged last week.

“My mum was freaking out, saying she’ll come out (to Australia),” he told

“It was really hard. I keep telling them how great it is (in Perth). I love this place.

“They want me to come back.”

York Danielson was left with facial fractures, broken teeth, cuts and a black eye after the unprovoked attack. Credit: York Danielson/GoFundMe

In January a moped was used as a battering ram by a thief raiding a medical centre in Cannington.

Vision shared by the police showed the scooter being ridden at speed to crack through a glass security door and pharmacy roller door.

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Source: 7News