Mandurah: man charged with series of armed robberies

Mandurah: man charged with series of armed robberies

Police have charged a Greenfields man with armed robberies.

Mandurah Detectives arrested a 23-year-old man as a result of their investigation into an armed robbery series between Monday, March 27 and Thursday, March 30.

It will be alleged at about midday on March 27, the man entered a retail store on the corner of Pinjarra Road and Lakes Road.  Police claim he stole numerous electrical items and left the store.

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A staff member followed the man and requested he return and pay for the items. Police claim the man became aggressive and threatened the staff member before riding off on a bicycle with the items.

It is further alleged about an hour later, the same man entered a nearby retail store, selecting numerous electronic items and exiting the store. A staff member approached the man and police claim he became aggressive and threatened the staff member before riding off.

It is also alleged on the man entered a retail store on March 30. He had previously attended the store and when staff recognised him, he allegedly threatened them with a knife.

The man has been charged with three counts of armed robbery and is due to appear before Perth Magistrates Court today.