Claremont: boy (15) assaulted and robbed by two men

Claremont: boy (15) assaulted and robbed by two men

A NEDLANDS boy (15) was bashed and robbed after he rejected two men’s demands for illegal pills at a house party for high school students closed by police in Claremont last Saturday.

Police want any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

“Both men have punched the victim about 30 times near his head, during which the boy attempted to protect himself,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

Sgt Booker said the men, aged 18 to 20 years old, approached the boy at a Shenton Road house party for younger teenagers and asked, “have you got any pills?”.

“The boy said ‘I don’t do drugs’,” Sgt Booker said.

Police closed the party at 9.50pm, after the arrival of about 15 gatecrashers, which included the two men.

Sgt Booker said the boy left the party and was walking towards Claremont train station when the men jumped the property’s rear fence and attacked him.

They took the boy’s blue and grey Katmandu backpack, which contained his Macbook Air laptop computer.

A cyclist who saw the attack shouted at the men, who ran off.

The cyclist took the boy to Claremont Quarter to wash off blood, before he was taken by his father to hospital for treatment.

The boy’s injuries included cuts on his face, lip and nose, a 2cm cut above his eyebrow, and bruising on his neck and wrist.

His first attacker was described as about 188cm tall, caucasian with a “very Australian” accent, and very short brown or blonde hair.

He was wearing a grey or white shirt with a possible adidas logo, and black shorts.

The second man was about 180cm tall with a stocky build, with light suntan and wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and black trousers.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with any information.