POLICE have charged a boy over an alleged armed robbery in St James on September 28, in which a 64-year-old woman was left with a knife wound.
The incident occurred just before midday when the woman was leaving a supermarket on Chapman Road.
As she walked to her silver Holden Calais parked on Pitt Street, she noticed a male youth near a pay phone.
It is alleged that as she reached her vehicle he approached the woman at the driver’s side door, produced a knife and demanded her keys.
A struggle ensued, with the woman striking the offender a number of times with an umbrella.
The youth eventually took the keys and started the vehicle.
The woman attempted to get him out of her vehicle, but he drove away at speed, knocking her to the ground.
The woman received a cut to her hand from the knife and bruising and grazes to her hands and knees.
A 17-year-old boy of St James has been charged with aggravated armed robbery, robbery and possession of a smoking implement.
He is due to appear before the Perth Children’s Court today.
A 40-year old-man from Maddington has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle, failing to comply with a direction to stop and reckless driving dangerous to the public (to escape pursuit by police).
He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on October 31.