Charges laid against six following investigation into Naval Base stealing and assault

SIX people have been charged following a police investigation into an assault and stealing incident in Naval Base in May.

Around 6.30pm on May 13, a group of teenage males aged between 15 and 18-years-old were camping on Horse Beach.

Sometime after midnight, a group of six men allegedly walked into the camp site and threatened the teenagers, demanding their fishing rods.

One of the men allegedly struck an 18-year-old victim to the head, causing a laceration which required two staples.

Another man allegedly threatened another 18-year-old victim with a knife, while the group allegedly forced the victims to lie on the ground whilst they searched their bags, before they walked away with the fishing rods and other personal property belonging to the victims.

All six offenders have each been charged with eight counts of aggravated armed robberies and one count of unlawful wounding.

A 20-year-old Safety Bay man and a 21-year-old Warnbro man from will appear at Stirling Gardens Magistrate Court on November 14, while a 17-year-old Wannanup man will appear at Rockingham Children’s Court on November 21.

Two 20-year-old men from Orelia and Secret Harbour and a 21-year-old Rockingham man will also appear at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 21.