Esperance Police plead with community to remain vigilant following burglaries

Esperance Police have pleaded with the community to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behaviour following a spate of burglaries in the suburbs of West Beach, Sinclair and Nulsen.

According to senior sergeant Steve Thompson, there were 10 incidents reported over the duration of a week - including the burglary of the Esperance RSL treasurer's home.

Although no one has been charged yet in relation to the incidents, the investigation is ongoing.

Sergeant Thompson said the station had received some very helpful calls from the community regarding suspicious behaviour and encouraged residents to keep them coming.

"We really want to reinforce that message - report suspicious behaviour," he said.

"We have had some excellent calls in relation to reporting suspicious behaviour.

"Keep them coming in.

"Even if we cannot get to them straight away, we will get to them.

"We appreciate those and would like to encourage the community to continue that.

"If you see something suspicious, or see someone up to no good, we want to hear about it."

The week has been a challenging one for local police, with the spate of thefts coinciding with a graffiti rampage in West Beach on Tuesday evening, March 12.

Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Esperance Anglican Community School and the Curry Palace Indian Restaurant were both targeted with black spray paint, as well as a number of house walls, fences, footpaths and even vehicles throughout Phillip Street, Smith Street, and Mills Place.

Esperance Police senior sergeant Steve Thompson said those responsible for the abhorrent behaviour needed to be apprehended and encouraged anyone with information to come forward.

Sergeant Thompson encouraged the community to remain vigilant and, should you see something you believe could be suspicious, to take any notes that may assist police.

"Take descriptions of who you see, what they look like, what they're wearing, and what direction they're going in," he said.

"We're not asking that you get involved but to be vigilant.

"It's so important when we're trying to fight crimes like this."

If you see something you believe to be suspicious, contact Esperance Police Station on (08) 9079 8999.

Esperance Police have also urged anyone in the West Beach area that may have CCTV footage that could assist police with their investigation to come forward.