Attempted tavern armed robbery
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.