Armed Robberies Arrest (Gwelup and Innaloo) – Mirrabooka Detectives have charged a man in relation to two armed robbery incidents in Gwelup and Innaloo yesterday afternoon, Friday 29 April 2016.
About 1:15pm a man entered a bottle shop on North Beach Road, Gwelup and picked up a carton of alcoholic drinks. It will be alleged the man tried to leave the store without paying, and when confronted by a staff member he showed the staff member he was armed with a knife and warned the staff member not to try to stop him.
A short time later a person matching the same description entered a bottle shop on Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo and picked up a carton of alcoholic drinks. It will be alleged the man tried to leave the store without paying, and when confronted by a staff member he showed the staff member he was armed with a knife.
Detective First Class Constable Karen HIGGS from Mirrabooka Detectives said a man was arrested as a result of information obtained from the public.
“After the incident in Innaloo a customer at the shop noted the details of a vehicle the offender left the scene in. Acting on that information a search warrant was executed in Clarkson and a 20 year old man was arrested, and items of interest to the investigation were seized.
“Unfortunately the member of the public left the shop and didn’t leave their details. We would be very interested to speak to that person and we ask that they come forward and contact us.” Detective HIGGS added.
A 20 year old man from Clarkson has been charged with two counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Breach of Bail Undertaking. He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Saturday 30 April 2016.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.