UPDATE: Three people have so far been charged in relation to this matter, a further two people are sought and the investigation is ongoing.
Around 4.30 pm on Thursday 16 May 2019, a 17-year-old boy was walking along Belvedere Street Belmont when he was asked by a man who approached him for a cigarette. The victim does not smoke and the man engaged in a conversation with the victim. As they approached Somers Street, a further four males began walking with the victim. One of the men in the group lifted his top to reveal a knife down his pants and demanded ‘all his stuff’. The victim continued to walk and the group followed. The boy was hit to the back of his head before being punched numerous times to his body. During this, the victim’s baseball cap was stolen from him. This was seen by a friend of the victim who was driving past and the group dispersed. The victim got into his friends’ vehicle and the one of the men threw a large chunk of concreate, hitting the back of the car causing damage.
Police have released CCTV images of two men who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The first man is described as: Around 20 years of age, thin build wearing a dark hooded top with a white motif on the front, khaki long pants and a khaki peaked cap.
The second male is described as: Around 25 years of age, medium build wearing a dark peaked cap, cream long sleeved top, blue denim shorts and black shoes.
If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9407.