AN off-duty police officer was assaulted in Roleystone last night after a string of incidents in the area.
Three men broke into a bakery on Jarrah Road about 9.20pm and stole a number of items, after which they attempted to get into a nearby bank by breaking a glass panel on the front door.
The three men then went to a service station, smashing the window of a truck with rocks and assaulting a fuel tanker driver who locked himself in the tanker cabin to escape.
The men tried to break into the service station by smashing the front door but were unsuccessful.
An off-duty male Senior Constable was in the area and was assaulted as he tried to apprehend the men.
The officer was taken to Armadale Hospital and is now in Royal Perth Hospital where he is being treated for multiple facial fractures and a broken nose.
Five men are currently in custody and are assisting Armadale Detectives with their inquiries.