Warwick man (24) charged over series of alleged break-ins and assault of off-duty police officer in Girrawheen

A still from the police airwing of the Maloo. Picture: WAPOL
A still from the police airwing of the Maloo. Picture: WAPOL

A 24-year-old man from Warwick has been charged over a series of alleged break-ins and assault on an off-duty police officer yesterday morning.

Police were on the hunt for the man yesterday after the man allegedly entered a house on Mirrabooka Avenue in Girrawheen 1.40am yesterday morning after smashing a glass door.

He searched through the property and allegedly took the resident’s car keys.

A female police officer who was off-duty and at the house heard the man and when she confronted him outside the house, she was allegedly hit over the head with a blunt object.

The man then allegedly drove away in the victim’s white ute.

 The woman went to hospital for treatment to facial and arm injuries.

Shortly afterwards, a window was smashed at a house in St Albans Road, Nollamara.

When the man entered the house, he was scared off after being yelled at by one of the occupants.

He has been charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated armed robbery, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, having no authority to drive, assault public officer and failing to comply with a direction to stop.

He will appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court today.

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