IdentifiedAt around 8.13pm on Sunday 23 August 2020 a teenage girl boarded a train in Kwinana heading to Perth.
Shortly after boarding a man who had been on the same platform approached her asking about her wireless earphones.
The girl was scared and moved closer to another woman on the train asking for assistance.
The man followed and attempted to take her bag, threatening the girl and saying “if you don’t give me the bag I’ll punch you”.
A struggle ensued as the man tried to rip the bag from the girl’s hands. The man eventually pulled the bag from the girl, causing a cut to her hand.
The man exited the train at Cockburn Station and fled from staff who attempted to stop him. The man ran along the train tracks and crossed the freeway towards Atwell. Police searched nearby areas, however there was no trace of the man or the girl’s bag.
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: approximately 18 years old, tanned skinned, wearing a black hooded jumper, black tracksuit pants and white 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 9746