Police investigate violent robbery in Bentley

Police investigate violent robbery in Bentley

POLICE are investigating a violent robbery in which a man had his jaw broken with a rock.

About 9.20pm on Monday March 18, the victim – a 60-year-old man – was at work at a warehouse in Ewing Street in Bentley.

He was sitting outside in a car park during a break when two men walked nearby.

One of the men looked into the warehouse before handing the other man a rock.

That man has then thrown the rock at the victim at close range, striking him in the head.

The man fell, and the men searched his pockets, stealing his wallet, phone and cigarettes.

Both men then entered the warehouse, removed a number of items and left.

The victim was taken to hospital with a broken jaw and facial swelling.

About an hour later a dark coloured Ford Territory entered a service station in Thornlie.

The driver filled up the vehicle with petrol and he drove off without paying.

This vehicle was found to have been stolen from 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.