Police investigate violent incidents in Perth’s east

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POLICE are investigating a series of violent incidents in Perth last Monday, October 21, which they believe could be linked.

Between 1am and 1.30am two people were in a vehicle in the parking area off Zig Zag Scenic Drive in Gooseberry Hill.

A group of males approached the vehicle, opened doors and began rummaging through it.

They demanded that the male victim hand over his phone.

When he declined a man punched both victims to the face before the group left the area in a vehicle.

Shortly after, along the same route, a woman aged in her 20s was driving with two friends.

As they passed a parked vehicle, a passenger pointed an item at them that appeared to be a handgun.

The vehicle then followed the victims to Scott Street and was last seen on Coongan Avenue in Greenmount.

Later the same day, at approximately 12.30pm, a man aged in his fifties returned to his vehicle that was parked on the verge near the intersection of Peachy Road and National Park Road in Swan View.

A unknown male approached and punched the victim before demanding his car keys.

The male entered the victim’s car and attempted to start it before getting out and leaving in a small sedan.

Detectives are appealing for anyone that may have witnessed these incidents, or saw suspicious people/vehicles and may have any dash cam footage in these areas at the time to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.