At­tempted tav­ern armed rob­bery

Kwinana Courier - - News -

THREE men have been charged af­ter an at­tempted armed rob­bery in Cooloongup on Mon­day night.

It will be al­leged that about 10pm, two men en­tered a tav­ern on En­nis Av­enue in Cooloongup armed with a hand­gun and a ham­mer.

The men threat­ened staff mem­bers, de­mand­ing to be taken to the back of­fice and given cash.

Dur­ing this time a staff mem­ber alerted po­lice, while other staff mem­bers tack­led the men, dis­arm­ing and de­tain­ing them un­til po­lice ar­rived.

It is fur­ther al­leged that upon po­lice ar­rival a white Mercedes fled the scene at speed. The ve­hi­cle evaded po­lice be­fore the driver lost con­trol at a round­about on Se­cret Har­bour Boule­vard, crash­ing into a fence and tree.

The driver ran from the ve­hi­cle but was ap­pre­hended a short dis­tance away.

A Hunt­ing­dale man (41) has been charged with 37 of­fences, in­clud­ing armed rob­beries at li­censed premises in Darch, Thorn­lie and Ned­lands last month, as well as home bur­glar­ies in Car­ra­mar, Wat­tle Grove, Lath­lain, Leem­ing and Jan­dakot.

He has been charged with ag­gra­vated home bur­glary and com­mit, steal­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, de­pri­va­tion of lib­erty, com­mon as­sault, ag­gra­vated armed rob­bery, no au­thor­ity to drive and reck­less driv­ing to es­cape pur­suit by po­lice.

A 30-year-old man from Ken­wick has been charged with 28 of­fences. A man (37) from Ore­lia has been charged with 30 of­fences.

They were all due to ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day.

Po­lice cor­doned off the crime scene.

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