Around 2:00pm on Thursday 20 August 2020 a man is his 50s was driving along Blinco St in East Fremantle when a man waving his arms in the air jumped in front of his vehicle. The victim had to break heavily and narrowly avoided hitting the man. The man alerted the driver to a traffic cone stuck under his car, however an argument ensued. The man then punched the victim’s side mirror, before punching the man in the face through his open window. The victim received a split upper lip as a result of the assault. The man opened the victim’s rear car door and stole a vacuum cleaner. The victim exited his vehicle hoping to retrieve his vacuum cleaner but the man fled down the road. The victim chased the man and was able to retrieve the vacuum cleaner.


Police have released an image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.


The man is described as: light skinned, 25-35 years old, 180cm tall, medium build, red hair with a pony tail and red facial hair. He wore a black leather, flat cap, black long sleeved V-neck shirt, blue jeans 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 You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.   Please quote Reference Number 9740

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