Kiara Police identify two men allegedly involved in Bassendean robbery

Kiara Police identify two men allegedly involved in Bassendean robbery

KIARA Police have identified two men who allegedly broke into Hawaiian’s Bassendean and stole $5000 worth of cigarettes and scratchies from a lottery kiosk on Christmas Day.

About 2.45pm, a 22-year-old Viveash man and a 17-year-old man who resided in Viveash and Belmont, allegedly broke into a fruit and vegetable shop.

Five hours later, the pair returned and allegedly stole $4000 worth of cigarettes and $1000 worth of scratchies.

Acting officer-in-charge Travis Walsh said police arrested and charged the 22-year-old male with several offences including stealing, aggravated burglary and trespassing.

“He will appear before Midland Magistrates Court on January 12, January 18 and February 16 for a pre-sentence report,” he said.

“The second male will be interviewed hopefully this week if not next week; we know where and who he is and once we have interviewed him, he will appear before Midland Magistrates Court on January 23.”

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