UPDATE: A man has been charged. Thank you!!

Cannington Detectives are investigating a series of incidents including a robbery in Bentley on Monday 18 March 2019.

Around 9.20pm the victim, a 60-year-old man, was at work at a warehouse in Ewing Street. He was sitting outside during a break. Two men have walked into the carpark. One of the men has looked into the warehouse and returned to the second man, handing him a rock.

The second man approached the victim and at close range, has thrown the rock at the victim, striking him in the head. He has fallen to the ground. The second man searched the victim’s pockets stealing his wallet, phone and cigarettes.

Both men then entered the warehouse, removed a number of items and left. It’s believed they left in a vehicle. The victim was conveyed to hospital with a broken jaw and facial swelling.

Around an hour later a dark coloured Ford Territory attended a service station in Thornlie. The driver filled up the vehicle with petrol and drove off without paying. This vehicle was found to have been stolen in Erskine and was located abandoned in Wilson early the following morning.

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

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 9198.

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