Warnbro man (33) charged after incident at Northbridge restaurant

A SAWN-OFF shotgun was allegedly in the bag of a diner at the No Mafia restaurant, William Street in Northbridge about 7pm last night.

“Officers from Perth Police Station attended the William Street restaurant and spoke to the man, who appeared agitated and was acting erratically,” a police spokesman said.

It had been reported the man would not pay his bill.

Police were also looking for a man who had run from his meals without paying at least 20 times in the Northbridge area recently.

At No Mafia, police searched a bag at the man’s feet and allegedly found the gun, ammunition and a balaclava.

A 33-year-old Warnbro man was charged with unlicensed possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of stolen property, breaching a violence restraining order and possessing a firearm with circumstances of aggravation.

He was also charged with stealing from Roxby Thai Bar and Grill in O’Connor on May 27 and No Mafia yesterday.

It was decided the man be sent for a psychiatric assessment for a week after he appeared in Perth Magistrates Court.

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