Kinross: WA Police say man with hearing disability could not understand attacker

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A MAN with a hearing impairment could not understand a masked attacker’s demands when he was stabbed with a knife in an underpass near Kinross Central shopping outlet last month.

Police last week made plea for information, having not yet detained the offender almost a month later.

Officers said the victim communicated through sign language, leaving him confused when the robber verbally accosted him about 1.30pm off Connolly Drive on Saturday, August 13.

The attacker, who was wearing a skull mask covering the bottom of his face, threatened the 29-year-old man with a knife, stabbing him in the stomach to cause a minor wound.

The victim fended off three further attacks with a skateboard he was carrying.

He saw the perpetrator flee from the western side of the underpass towards Stow Lane and Fenwick Mews.

The person of interest was described as light skinned, aged 25 to 30 and about 170cm tall.

He was thin and had blue eyes while wearing an Adidas jumper with the hood pulled tight, black pants with white stripes down the side and black and white Nike trainers,

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Quote reference number 8228.