Cannington armed robbery with blow torch being investigated

The man police want to speak to
The man police want to speak to

DETECTIVES are investigating an armed robbery where a blow torch was used to threaten staff at a Cannington stationery store.

At 3.50pm on March 28 a man entered the store on Albany Highway and began browsing the stacks when he took a digital set top box, stuffed it under his shirt and attempted to leave without paying for it.

When a staff member challenged the man he threatened to burn them with what is believed to be a gas lighter or blow torch before escaping on a BMX bicycle.

Police want to speak to the man pictured who they believe can help with their inquiries.

He is described as being in his early 20s, fair skinned with a slim build and about 180cm tall with medium length reddish brown hair in dreadlocks and light coloured facial hair.

He was wearing black pants, a black long sleeve hoodie with white writing down the arm, a black hat and black sneakers with white bottoms.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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