Dalyellup residents grieve over items stolen

A Dalyellup family is looking for answers after having possessions taken from their home. 

After losing her son to cancer on Wednesday, July 11, at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Melissa Axisa returned to her Sepia Approach home to find the tyres slashed on her daughter’s car. 

The house’s front door had been opened, and – after searching through the house – Ms Axisa found that her son’s signed soccer shirts, Biggie Smalls jersey, and white Fremantle Dockers jersey (featuring an indigenous emblem on the front) had been stolen. 

The back door, three bedroom doors, and laundry side door had also been opened. 

The culprits had left her son’s computer and iPads behind. 

Having been approached by the family, a neighbour said they had heard the home’s side gates being opened at 8.30am on Wednesday, July 11. 

The neighbour said they saw a young man in the area wearing a black hoodie, who then ran off towards McKenzie Crescent. 

In a post on the Bunbury Crime Stoppers Faecbook page, Ms Axisa wrote: “it is absolutely gut wrenching what has been done and they've only stolen my deceased son’s clothing and slashed my daughter’s tyres and the other car next to it was ok. I haven’t even been able to think of my son or comprehend what’s happened and I’m so distraught that they entered our home and also my boy’s room”.

The family has pleaded for residents along Sepia Approach, McKenzie Crescent, and Narrona Drive with CCTV footage to come forward and assist with their enquiries. 

Police investigations are continuing. 

People with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.