Police hunting for man who held up Willagee liquor store, Inglewood post office

Police hunting for man who held up Willagee liquor store, Inglewood post office

POLICE are seeking help from the public to locate a man in relation to an armed robbery in Willagee and an attempted armed robbery at a post office in Inglewood on Monday, January 16.

Regional Investigation Unit detectives are conducting investigations, to locate a man described as being fair skinned, about 183cm tall with a solid build and short ginger hair.

In both incidents, he was wearing a black t-shirt, shorts, white shoes, a black baseball cap and black sunglasses.

The man entered a liquor store on the corner of Leach Highway and Stock Road about 8.10pm, asking for a bottle of spirits from the staff members before walking in and out of the store several times.

He then asked if he could withdraw a quantity of cash which the staff member confirmed he could.

After a short time of walking in and out of the store, the man again approached the counter, demanding cash and telling staff he had a needle.

He was given a quantity of cash before leaving the store in a southerly direction.

Earlier that day, about 12.30pm, it is believed the same man entered a post office on Beaufort Street in Ingelwood and asked to withdraw a sum of cash but did not complete the transaction and loitered around the store before demanding money, threatening he had a syringe.

Staff activated an alarm and the man left empty-handed, last seen running along Ninth Avenue.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.