Couple allegedly use fake drugs to lure man to Heathridge park before robbing him

Couple allegedly use fake drugs to lure man to Heathridge park before robbing him

A COUPLE is accused of passing off rock salt as methamphetamine to lure a man to a Heathridge park before robbing him last month.

Police allege the man and woman accosted the victim at Prince Regent Park on Tuesday, January 10.

The man, aged in his late 30s, is accused of threatening the complainant with a replica gun before stealing a gold ring, which police believe the victim had brought to pay for the drugs.

The accused then targeted the man’s car, where he is alleged to have stolen a tablet computer and a laptop.

 

Officers later searched the alleged offender’s Heathridge home, where they allegedly found cannabis.

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The man was charged with armed robbery and drug possession and will face Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on March 1.

The woman will appear in the same court on Wednesday.