SOUTH FREMANTLE

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

TWO masked men en­tered Ruocco’s Pizze­ria at 2.15pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1, and be­gan smash­ing dis­play cabi­nets and fridges with ham­mers. Po­lice say the busi­ness owner had re­ceived a num­ber of threats that he and his staff would be as­saulted if he re­fused to hand over pro­tec­tion money on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. While po­lice were at the scene, the man in ques­tion, a 25-year-old man from Jan­dakot, en­tered the restau­rant and was ar­rested, charged with de­mand­ing prop­erty by oral threats. He was re­fused bail on Oc­to­ber 2 and will front Fremantle Mag­is­trates Court again to­day. Po­lice are ask­ing for any­body with in­for­ma­tion about the iden­tity of the sec­ond man to call Crime Stop­pers.

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