Rockingham: man who breached suspended imprisonment order sent to jail for continued re-offending

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A MAN was sent to prison for breaching a suspended imprisonment order by re-offending multiple times.

Eran Guney Kocakahya was sentenced to two years imprisonment when he appeared at the Supreme Court on June 23.

He was placed on a conditional suspended imprisonment order on April 14, 2015 for two separate aggravated assaults on elderly victims with a knife in order to rob them.

He followed a 77-year-old lady who was walking home with her shopping from North Lake Shopping Centre.

As she attempted to cross a service road he cut her off with his car before getting out holding a knife.

He threatened to stab her if she did not hand over her handbag.

However he was not counting on her reply.

She said, “you are not getting my bag. Just stab me”, he then walked up to her and tried to pull her bag from her but she did not let go so he got back in his car and sped off.

The second assault happened at the IGA on Rockingham Road in Spearwood where he tried to take a 79-year-old woman’s bag as he slowly drove past her.

Reaching out he grabbed it but it dragged her to the ground causing deep scratches to her elbow and knee and she also refused to let go of her handbag.

A witness gave details to police and he was arrested.

Kocakahya received a three year prison term conditionally suspended for 18 months.

He breached the order five times; three counts of trespass, plus one of fraud and assaulting a police officer.

The trespass offences happened at three neighbouring properties in Parmelia; he was captured on CCTV at one of the properties before police found him at the next two.

Police chased him and he jumped fences before he got to the third property where there was a dog but he managed to escape.

He was later found at his home by police who took him to Rockingham station where he told them he had not left his house at all that day.

His fourth breach happened at Priceline Baldivis where he pretended to be someone else by handing a prescription with another’s name on it for 200 tablets of Oxynorm.

The script had been issued from a doctor’s surgery in Scarborough.

The staff member at the Baldivis pharmacy became suspicious and called police.

They also contacted the Scarborough doctor’s surgery who confirmed they did not have a patient with the same name on the script.

Kocakahya left before police arrived but was found later in the Stocklands Baldivis Shopping Centre carpark.

After police caught him in the carpark he assaulted one of the officers while being arrested.

He kicked the officer several times while striking out with his fists.

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