UPDATE: A 43 year old man from South Perth has been charged with following offences:
- Attempted Armed Robbery
- Carried (possessed) an Article with Intent to Cause Fear that Someone will be Injured or Disabled
- Possessed any Drug Paraphernalia in or on Which There was a Prohbited Drug or Plant
The man was seen in the same location, wearing the same clothes on the same day as his image was released on the Crime Stoppers page in the West Australian and a day after we spoke about this case on radio 6PR with our Facebook Live video. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Mirrabooka Detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery offence that occurred in Mirrabooka on Monday 7 May 2018.
Around 2.30pm, a male person approached a staff member in the vicinity of a shopping centre in Mirrabooka asking for a cigarette.
The staff member declined the request and the male produced a hunting knife and was in threatened the staff member with it. The male put the knife into a bag he was carrying before walking away from the area.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The male is described as: 20-30 years of age, approximately 165cm tall, thin build and short length hair. He was wearing a black and blue singlet, gold sunglasses, a dark coloured cap with a bandana under it, light coloured shorts and carrying a black bag over his shoulder. He had a thick Maori style band tattoo on his left arm.
If you have any information about 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 8913.