As a result of a Joondalup Detectives Investigation, a man has been charged in relation to incidents during September and October.
It is alleged the man entered retail outlets, including four jewellery stores, and distracted staff before items and fleeing.
The man was charged with more offences after further investigation, in the areas of Butler, Clarkson, Craigie, Greenwood, Gwelup, Hillarys, Innaloo, Kinross, Morley, Osborne Park and Wanneroo.
The 27-year-old man from Merriwa has been charged with:
– 24 counts of Stealing
– Seven counts of Gained a benefit for another by Fraud
– Two counts of Aggravated Burglary and Commit
– One count of Burglary and Commit
– Two counts of Trespass
One count of Burglary with Intent.
He is due to appear before the Joondalup Magistrates Court today.