Clarkson Detectives Senior Sergeant Gary Saunders said there was ‘a quite serious home invasion’ in Mindarie on July 16, where a man allegedly broke into the home in the early hours of the morning.
Sgt Saunders alleged he was stealing from the house when he was confronted by the occupant.
‘The offender has produced a pair of scissors and told the victim that he was going to slit his throat,’ he claimed.
Sgt Saunders said the 28-year-old man allegedly stole a car from the Shoreham Turn property, which was then involved in a crash on Mitchell Freeway before it was abandoned in Joondalup.
He claimed the man provided a false name when police first interviewed him, but he was identified through fingerprints.
‘He was wanted by Queensland Police ” he was a Queensland person that had only been in WA about six weeks,’ the detective said.
‘We charged him with aggravated burglary and commit offence, and stealing, aggravated armed robbery, stealing a motor vehicle.’
Sgt Saunders said charges also included bringing stolen property into WA, three counts of fraud, stealing, receiving stolen property, providing false details and not having a driver’s licence.
He said there could be further charges pending the investigation into the crash.
‘After the completion of our inquiries, Queensland Police will seek his extradition,’ Sgt Saunders said.