Perth man charged over alleged armed robbery hours after release

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A MAN who allegedly bit a police officer has been arrested over an attempted armed robbery just hours after he was released on bail.

The 20-year-old Carlisle man was arrested on August 5 for assaulting security staff at Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre.

He was taken to Mirrabooka police station, where officers say he acted violently and aggressively after he was bailed and refused to leave the station.

He wrestled with officers to the ground, tried to self-harm and then bit a policeman on the stomach. He was taken to the Perth |police watch house.

Police there later released him and the man caught an Uber to an address in Doubleview about 1.30am the next morning, where neighbours reported hearing people fighting.

They allege the man then went to a home on Easton Lane, where he stole a bag from the garage that had various sports clothes worth about $500.

The resident confronted the offender, who was holding a tyre iron and demanded money from the victim.

Police said the man then used the tyre iron to smash a window at Yuluma Primary School in Innaloo about 6am before being interrupted by someone at the school.

The accused man has been remanded in custody to face court on August 22.

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