North Perth axe attack: police release identikit of suspect who attacked 70-year-old woman

North Perth axe attack: police release identikit of suspect who attacked 70-year-old woman

POLICE have released an identikit picture of a man who injured a 70-year-old woman during an attempted robbery in Loftus Street, North Perth about 6am on February 17.

The man threatened the woman with an axe, demanded her car keys, and pushed her to the ground where she hit her head.

However, she made repeated attempts to defended her home and her car.

Police described how the woman slapped and shouted at her attacker while he searched the house,

She followed the man from her kitchen to her garage where he failed in an attempt to take her car after she got into the vehicle’s back seat and continued slapping.

The man gave up when he could not start the car, and left the axe in the vehicle when he walked off.

He was last seen walking on Loftus Street towards the Beatty Park Leisure Centre.

He was described as being in his mid-20s, with dark skin, about 160cm tall, solid build, and was wearing dark shorts, a dark long -sleeved top with some red parts, and a light grey, or khaki, hat.

Call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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