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A 21-YEAR-OLD Rock­ing­ham man used a metal pole, bolt cut­ters and a knife dur­ing three al­leged bur­glary at­tempts this month. Po­lice said the man swung the pole while de­mand­ing cash at an En­nis Av­enue busi­ness in Cooloongup about 8.15pm on March 3. Three days later the man is be­lieved to have en­tered a busi­ness on For­rest Road in Hamil­ton Hill. “He pro­duced a metal pole from un­der his jacket and be­gan wav­ing it around in a threat­en­ing man­ner de­mand­ing cash,” a po­lice spokesman said. “A staff mem­ber grabbed a metal pole and ran to­wards the man, caus­ing him to run out of the store. Noth­ing was stolen.” A few hours later the man en­tered a restau­rant on Jin­dalee Boule­vard in Jin­dalee. Po­lice said he was hold­ing bolt cut­ters and a knife, which he swung to­wards a staff mem­ber. He nar­rowly missed the restau­rant em­ployee but did make away with some cash. Re­gional In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated and charged a Rock­ing­ham man with two counts of armed rob­bery and one count of at­tempted rob­bery.

A 30-YEAR-OLD Trigg woman had her li­cence dis­qual­i­fied af­ter al­legedly record­ing a blood­al­co­hol Re­port on­line: www.crimestop­per­

read­ing al­most eight times the le­gal limit. A mem­ber of the pub­lic con­tacted po­lice about 4.15pm last Wed­nes­day af­ter a ve­hi­cle hit a me­dian is­land af­ter fail­ing to ne­go­ti­ate a bend in the road at the Far­ring­ton Street exit of the Kwinana Free­way in Leem­ing. A sec­ond call was re­ceived from an­other mem­ber of the pub­lic shortly af­ter to re­port a ve­hi­cle of the same de­scrip­tion driv­ing er­rat­i­cally in the south-bound lanes of the Kwinana Free­way and had crashed at the Far­ring­ton Street exit. The driver, a 30-year-old woman from Trigg, was taken to Mur­doch po­lice sta­tion where it will be al­leged she failed a breath test, record­ing a read­ing just un­der eight times the le­gal limit. The woman will be charged by sum­mons in re­la­tion to this mat­ter and was served an im­me­di­ate dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice.

MAN­DURAH De­tec­tives are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion into a se­ri­ous as­sault in Se­cret Har­bour on Fe­bru­ary 24. A 21-year-old man was with friends at an Oa­sis Drive bar when he went out­side some­time be­tween 11pm and 11.25pm. Po­lice said it was there that he be­came in­volved in a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion with a man not known to him. Dur­ing the in­ci­dent the vic­tim hit his head on the pave­ment.

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