Ice cream heist: man charged after alleged armed robbery in Ocean Reef

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POLICE have charged a 22-year-old man after an alleged armed robbery on an ice cream van in Ocean Reef.

About 8.20pm last night, a 40-year-old parked an ice cream van on Transom Way.

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It is alleged the 22-year-old man waited for the man to park, before threatening him with a can of pepper spray and stealing cash.

But he hit a rocky road when he attempted to leave the van – through the service window – and was restrained by the 40-year-old and another man until police arrived.

The 22-year-old is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court today.