A strong collaborative effort from the City of Rockingham has helped the Public Transport Authority and WA Police track down suspects involved in alleged damage to vehicles parked at Rockingham Train Station.

Following on from a series of incidents at Rockingham Train Station earlier this month, the City worked closely with WA Police to help identify the alleged offenders as well as keeping local residents aware of securing their valuables.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the City had a strong working relationship with WA Police and was able to respond to the matter quickly with the use of a portable CCTV unit. “The City arranged additional Smartwatch patrols to the streets surrounding the train station,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Each Smartwatch vehicle is also equipped with CCTV which can provide direct footage to Rockingham Police Station.

Mayor Sammels also said the City provided WA Police and the PTA with dashboard cloths for residents to place in their vehicles stating ‘all valuables have been removed from the vehicle.’

“The dash cloths act as a great reminder for residents to remove any valuables from their vehicles and discourage would-be criminals from trying to break into parked vehicles,” Mayor Sammels said.

The City’s use of variable messaging signs that informed residents to remain vigilant was also praised by WA Police.

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