At around 3.40am on Saturday 22 May 2021, a customer who had just purchased some groceries exited a supermarket on Albany Highway in Kelmscott and stood outside waiting for his taxi ride.

A male person approached the customer and asked him for a cigarette to which the customer replied, ‘No”. The man turned away for a moment and when he turned back towards the customer, the man was holding an axe close to his chest and demanded the victim hand over all he had. The customer handed the man his groceries and mobile phone. The man then pushed the customer to the ground and ran off.

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

The man is described as: tanned skin, medium build, short black hair with a moustache and thin beard. He was wearing a black hooded tracksuit top over a red T-shirt with grey trousers and a white cap.

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 10123.

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