Teenager charged with armed rob­bery

Guardian Express - - CITY OF PERTH -

A MANDURAH man (18) was al­legedly armed with a corkscrew when he took a mo­bile phone from a woman in Welling­ton Street late on Septem­ber 16.

“She fol­lowed, beg­ging for the ac­cused to give her phone back to her re­peat­edly, but it will be al­leged he stopped, turned and said ‘If you fol­low me, I’ll stab you’,” Se­nior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

The woman said she saw the man hold an ob­ject as she con­tin­ued shout­ing at him up a Welling­ton Street lane, where other mem­bers of the pub­lic joined in her protests.

It will be al­leged that when po­lice ar­rived a short time later the mo­bile phone and a light blue corkscrew bot­tle opener uten­sil about 10cm long were both in the man’s waist­band.

He was charged with rob­bery while armed, re­fused bail and re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 18.

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