Armadale detectives are seeking information regarding an armed robbery and wounding incident in Armadale on Sunday 1 September 2019.


About 9.30pm, the victim, a 17-year-old boy, alighted from a train at Armadale Train Station and walked past the bus station. He waited for a friend to pick him up and stood opposite William Street near Commerce Avenue. Just after 10pm, a male on a bicycle crossed the railway line and approached the victim with an unknown implement in his hand. The male had a short conversation with the victim before asking for a cigarette. Without warning, the victim was struck to the temple area of his head and a second time under his right eye with the unknown implement.


The male demanded the victim’s mobile phone and the victim placed his phone inside his pocket. The male then grabbed the victim’s laptop bag and rode away from the scene. The victim rang his friend who picked him up a short time later and took him immediately to Armadale Hospital for medical treatment for his injuries. As a result of the assault, the victim received a very deep cut under his right eye which has caused damage to his eyesight, as well as cuts and scratches on his face.


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


The male is described as fair skinned, aged in his 20’s or 30’s, short ginger/blonde hair, beard and moustache and a thin build. He was wearing a dark coloured top and long pants and was carrying a draw string bag. The man was riding what is described as a blue and black coloured mountain bike with large wheels.


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 9412.

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