Man charged over carpark rob­bery

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News - By JON BAS­SETT

WEM­B­LEY po­lice of­fi­cers’ sus­pi­cions about a car have led to a 21year-old West Perth man be­ing charged for ag­gra­vated rob­bery at a Wilson-run carpark in Scar­bor­ough in Novem­ber.

The uni­form pa­trol was in East Perth when it pulled over the car be­ing driven by the man on Bul­wer Street about 8.30am last Thurs­day.

He was ar­rested and charged by Mirra­booka De­tec­tives with two counts of ag­gra­vated rob­bery and fraud, be­fore he was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Fe­bru­ary 6.

It will be al­leged the man was among a group of four who punched two men aged 18 and 19 sit­ting in a Hyundai Ex­cel on the car park’s sixth floor on Novem­ber 24, caus­ing the 18-year-old to be treated for in­juries at Joon­dalup Hos­pi­tal.

“It will be al­leged it was an op­por­tunis­tic crime, and there were young guys sit­ting in the car, and they walked over, asked for drugs, and bashed, tak­ing the wallets, be­fore go­ing to the ATM,” De­tec­tive Sergeant Tony Walton said.

The bankcard used to with­draw cash at the Glen­dalough train sta­tion al­legedly came form one the vic­tim’s wallets.

The three other men in­volved in the rob­bery are still be­ing sought by po­lice.

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