Man stabbed in rob­bery at­tempt

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A MAN was stabbed sev­eral times to the up­per body and face in the first of two armed rob­bery at­tempts in Su­bi­aco on De­cem­ber 28.

Mid­land and Perth de­tec­tives ar­rested two 18-year-old men af­ter they al­legedly ap­proached a 65-year-old man about 8.30pm near Hay and De­nis streets and de­manded he hand over his satchel.

Po­lice said a strug­gle occurred when the man re­fused, dur­ing which one of the teens al­legedly stabbed the older man sev­eral times.

The al­leged co-of­fender was also stabbed in the hand be­fore the men fled empty-handed.

Po­lice said the vic­tim walked to a nearby house for help and was taken to Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hos­pi­tal by St John Am­bu­lance.

They also al­leged that the same two men then robbed a 27-year-old woman on Sheen Street about 10 min­utes later.

Po­lice said the men kicked the woman to the ground while she was bend­ing down to pick up her bag.

A wit­ness chased and caught one of the men on Sal­vado Road, hold­ing him un­til po­lice ar­rived.

The sec­ond man was found a short dis­tance away.

A Koon­doola man was re­fused bail and charged with one count each of at­tempted rob­bery, acts in­tended to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm and ag­gra­vated rob­bery.

He ap­peared in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court on De­cem­ber 29. The sec­ond man was taken to Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of an in­jured hand and was sched­uled to have a bed­side hear­ing later.

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