Man charged over spate of alleged armed robberies

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A 19-year-old man has been charged over a spate of armed robberies, culminating on Monday when he allegedly pointed a gun at three women in separate incidents.

Detectives and the Tactical Response Group attended a residence on Seventh Avenue in Maylands yesterday where they took the man, from Carlisle, into custody.

On Monday morning, about 6.45am, police say he stole a women’s Nissan Tiida from her Bishopsgate Street, Carlisle, home after he allegedly pointed a gun at her and demanded her keys.

About 8.45pm that night, he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman on Caledonian Avenue in Maylands before leaving with her bag.

Five minutes later police say he tried to rob another woman on East Street in Maylands.

These incidents followed others over the weekend.

On Saturday, the man allegedly stole several items including a credit card, a replica firearm and the keys to a Toyota Landcruiser, which is believed to be the vehicles used in the Monday night incidents.

On Sunday the stolen credit card was allegedly used twice at a Carlisle shop.

About 11.20pm that night the man is alleged to have pointed a gun at a group of people leaving a fast food restaurant on Abernethy Road in Belmont.

The man has been charged with two counts of armed robber, attempted armed robbery, two counts of stealing a motor vehicle and being armed in a way that may cause fear.

He has also been charged with home burglary and commit, stealing and gaining benefit by fraud.

The man has been refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.