A PAIR of thieves hammed it up over the festive holidays after allegedly attempting to get a cash refund for a stolen Christmas ham.
The duo were arrested while attempting to return the $104 ham on December 30, after stealing it the day before from a Coles supermarket in Scarborough.
The two men of no fixed address demanded a refund for the stolen ham before a store security guard intervened.
Senior Sergeant Glenn Dowding said one of the men became aggressive and assaulted the security guard.
The 32-year-old was charged with two counts of common assault and will appear at Perth Magistrates Court on January 28.
His 33-year-old accomplice was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of stealing.