Four face robbery charges
Four men with alleged links to the Karratha Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang appeared in court last Friday to face charges relating to an alleged serious assault and armed robbery on New Year’s Day.
A 56-year-old man from Baynton and a 26-yearold and two 20-year-old men from Millars Well appeared in Karratha Magistrate’s Court on charges of aggravated home burglary, aggravated armed robbery and grievous bodily harm.
The 26-year-old has also been charged with making a threat to kill.
The charges stem from an alleged incident at a Bulgarra house on the evening of January 1, when police claim the four men assaulted a 28-year-old man, some using weapons, and stole a large amount of cash and other valuables from the property.
The man has been hospitalised with serious facial and body injuries which may require surgery.
In the early hours of Thursday, West and East Pilbara detectives, Karratha police and the Perth gang crime squad searched a number of local properties where they allegedly found machetes, a samurai sword and knuckledusters among other items.
The four men were later charged and remanded in custody, having been refused bail by police.
In court on Friday, Magistrate Michelle Ridley adjourned all of the cases to the Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court in Perth next Wednesday, January 11, where the accused will appear via video link.
Pilbara district police Acting Superintendent Neville Dockery said officers were committed to tackling crime in the region.
He said members of the public who have further information or have been victims of crime should contact police.
Pilbara district police Acting Supt Neville Dockery and West Pilbara detectives’ Sen. Sgt Carlos Correia with weapons allegedly found at the properties of four men charged with several offences.